Bela Lugosi is a Hollywood horror legend. His iconic portrayal of Count Dracula made him a star, and he will forever be remembered for creating the most recognized persona of the vampire. One year following his debut as the suave and seductive vampire on the silver screen, Bela Lugosi appeared as Murder Legendre in the film WHITE ZOMBIE, captivating audiences as the evil voodoo overlord in what is regarded as the first feature length zombie film ever made. The Bela Lugosi White Zombie Chardonnay pays tribute to another of Bela Lugosi’s finest performances and to its lasting importance for zombie fans of today.
The Bela Lugosi White Zombie Santa Barbara Chardonnay was carefully crafted and exclusively produced for Lugosi Wines’ Bela Lugosi signature series. White Zombie label artwork by artist Robert Aragon.
The first of the signature series wines, the Domingo Hermanos Winery in Argentina produced this vintage exclusively for Lugosi Wines. The vineyards are located in Salta, Argentina, and at 7200 feet altitude, are one of the highest in the world. The label artwork is by Argentinean artist, Bruno Fernandez. Only 1200 hand numbered bottles were produced.
Different terroirs with the right blends enhance the wine. The special microclimate of these areas allows for optimal grape ripeness, providing them with the ability to develop and express their unique identity. Careful elaboration and proper aging for 8 months in French oak add great complexity and balance. Great concentration with intense dark purple-red color has a fresh, ripe red-fruit aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate, mocha and spices. Long velvety finish.