An invitation to dine with the Vanderbilts assured you of enjoying gracious hospitality paired with fine wines. Today their enduring legacy inspires our winemakers to handcraft each wine in the Reserve Collection to honor their rich heritage. These wines capture the special characteristics of their distinct North Carolina growing region. Careful selection of only the best fruit from their own estate vineyards and other local growers results in remarkable wines.
The Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay 2019 was bottled in August of 2020 with a production of 7,000 cases. At Biltmore, juice is barrel fermented in French and American oak barrels at a low temperature with about half of the wine going through malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 6-8 months, blended and bottled. Biltmore Reserve is straw colored with a nose of butterscotch, vanilla, toasted coconut and candied lemon. The taste is medium-bodied with pleasant acidity and hints of honeysuckle, vanilla, cardamom and baked apple. Biltmore recommends a serving temperature between 48-50 degrees.Pairing suggestions include chicken marsala, pecan pie with whipped cream, mashed potatoes, Chilean sea bass, mahi, mushroom strudel, pasta with alfredo sauce, pecan crusted trout, sole meuniere, grilled shrimp and seafood. $24.