The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 30% of this Chardonnay is aged in French oak barrels before blending.

Harvest Note
The 2021 harvest produced quality grapes. This harvest was filled with cold weather and lot of rain. These conditions allowed for low pH, with good maturity. The whites produced a lot of fruit with great structure.
Tasting Note
Tropical aromas of pineapples and peaches. The mouthfeel is fresh and crisp, with a round and delicate finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.05
ACIDITY: 6.22 g/l
ABV: 13%
Unique Selling Points
  • Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
  • Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
  • Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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