Chardonnay2020

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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

2020

Cellar Life

3yrs

A unique and most challenging growing season, beginning with 8 nights of Spring frosts that reduced the yields. A wet late Spring, a record cold June followed by a very dry period in July, when we almost had to irrigate. Mid-Summer was a rollercoaster of rains followed by sunshine. At last we enjoyed a dry end of September for harvest. All white varietals show great aromatics, very fresh acidity, and medium structure.

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, 0.2%
Total Acidity, 0.62%

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