2016 Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay
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VINEYARD NOTES

Our 2016 Chardonnay is a blend of three micro-harvests from our single estate Chardonnay block. Over 3 weeks we conducted these harvest to capture specific attributes in the fruit. 80% was aged 6 months in French oak, of which 55% was new. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless streel. 60% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. This process enabled us to embrace the beautiful bright acidity while building mouthfeel, complexity and aromatics. The resulting wine is an elegant balance of toasted oak, fresh fruit and minerality, with zesty bright acidity. 

TASTING NOTES

The nose is full of fresh fruit, particularly citrus and stone fruit. With notes of butter, brioche and sea salt. The palate is dry with mouth-watering acid and further development of the oak profile with buttered popcorn and tropical fruit. It strikes the perfect balance of weight/mouthfeel from the oak/malolactic fermentation and refreshing/crisp from the acidity, fresh fruit and minerality. The finish lingers. 

WINE SPECS

Production 488 cases

Free SO2   36.0 mg.L

Total SO2   106.0 mg/L 

Titratable Acidity  3.45 g/L  

Volatile Acidity  0.36 g/L 

Residual Sugar 1.8 g/L

PH  3.45

Bottling Date  May 26, 2017  

Alcohol  14.8%