2017 Chardonnay Stainless
October 11, 2017
12 months in stainless
Aromas of apple, pear, and citrus, with hints of dandelion, spearmint, marzipan and white flowers. On the palate, this wine has a nice tang and roundness, with flavors of Golden Delicious apple, Anjou pear, with hints of lemon and lime, and a lean and lengthy finish.
From own-rooted Dijon 76 & 96 planted in 1984 at the estate vineyard.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and pressed. The juice settled overnight, and was racked to stainless barrels for fermentation. After primary was complete, the barrels were racked and blended, discarding the heavy lees. The wine aged until the following spring, when it was racked and blended again, then returned to the stainless barrels to age until bottling in the fall.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve lightly chilled with crab, prawns, or oysters, steamed or grilled fish, roasted chicken, creamy soups, and pasta or risotto.
Only 75 cases produced