2018 Chardonnay Stainless
October 14, 2018
10 months in stainless
Clear pale straw in the glass, with aromas of pineapple, clover honey, and pear. Bright citrus on the palate, balanced by a round, weighty viscosity. Flavors of Golden Delicious apple, lemon, and lime. Great purity of fruit, and a very long finish.
From own-rooted Dijon 76 & 96 planted in 1984 at the Kramer 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.