This wine has a sunny yellow color with aromas of golden apples, white peach, apricots and honeysuckle, with hints of vanilla, warm spices and ripe banana. The finish is long and lush, with a crisp acidity balancing the fruit and spices.
The grapes were harvested by hand in order to preserve the integrity of the berries. The fruit was picked early in the morning and delivered cold to our facility. As soon as the cold whole-cluster grapes are delivered, they are gently dumped into our press. We utilize low pressure for a very long time to extract the clear juice out of the berries. The juice is then settled overnight at a cold temperature, racked off the heavy juice lees and moved directly into barrels. The yeast lees are stirred every two weeks for 3 to 4 months in order to enhance the structure of the wine. After that, the wine is allowed to express itself by a slow aging process in the French oak and acacia wood barrels. The wine is racked and lightly filtered just before bottling. The wine will spend a total of 10 months in barrels before bottling.
Pair this Chardonnay with poultry, veal, seafood pasta dishes in creamy sauces, grilled shrimp and salmon.
Facts & Figures
BLEND 100% Chardonnay
TA 6.2 g/l
AGING POTENTIAL 3-5 years