Chardonnay2016

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

2016

Cellar Life

3yrs

A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized as one of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings. The whites bear a refreshing profile, higher than average acidity a gift of the cooler season, in turn yielding extravagantly fragrant aromatics.

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, 0.68%

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