Chardonnay2017

14.99

Chardonnay

Our classic Chardonnay ripens on the vine with potential alcohol in the familiar and food-friendly range of Burgundy, 12.5 to 13 percent. Since 1979 our approach in the winery has captured the brilliant varietal essence of the wine, without resort to oak or to malolactic fermentation, resulting in immediate approachability and the broadest applicability in dining.

 

Year

2017

Cellar Life

3yrs

We were fortunate to enjoy a fine growing season in 2017. This 20th consecutive harvest under our viticulturist Fernando Franco rewarded us with a beautiful crop. The season started with an early bud-break followed by ideal gentle Spring rains, which supported a good bloom for the clusters. The early Summer was warm, although never becoming hot, and the grapes ripened with good speed. We started harvesting in perfect conditions with Moscato on August 8th, and finished on October 8th with Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals showed great character, making this harvest reminiscent in style to 2007 and 2014, among the best we have experienced.

Fermentation In stainless steel for 10 days at 62ºF; no malolactic fermentation
Aging On the lees in stainless steel 6-9 months
Composition Chardonnay 100%
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.3%
Total Acidity, 0.63%

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