If your heart is divided between the Chardonnays of Burgundy and those of Cali-fornia, you will be pleased here. Mission hill’s Perpetua showcases the freshness of some Burgundian appellations further north and the texture of big American chardonnays. On the nose, we find notes of ripe pears, almond butter, ginger, vanilla and a very light smokiness. On the palate, it kicks off with a beautiful acidity and a disconcerting freshness. The finish is long, full of complexity and very round. The texture follows a wave starting on a crisp note and ending quite heavy. The alcohol is a bit on the warm side, but it seems to be evolving quickly.