Chardonnay

VARIETY
100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD LOCATION
60% Gualtallary, 20% La Cañada, 20% Villa Bastias
AVG. VINEYARD ELEV.
4,110 feet
AVG. AGE OF VINES
45 years
PRESS HANDLING
Ungrafted
HARVEST METHOD
Hand-harvested
OAK REGIMEN
11 months in 30% new & 70% 1-year French barriques, aged sur lies
FINING
bentonite and caseine
FILTRATION
Yes
ALCOHOL
13.5 %
PH
3.23
T.A.
5.25
TOTAL CASE
PRODUCTION
1100 cases

Tasting notes:

Beautiful pale-gold color with enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and some tropical notes. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of tropical fruit, spiced baked pear, and a stony/mineral flavor that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World. Finishes long with just a kiss of oak. This Chard has a lot of flavor, but manages never to lose its balance.  Pairs well with most fish, lobster, crab, chicken, and even many pork preparations. Particularly recommended with dishes using sautéed wild mushrooms or butter sauces.