Global / California
These Chardonnay grapes were discovered in several cool climate growing regions in California. Each area has been able to lend unique flavor components and structure to the final blend. Grapes were harvested during the cooler night and morning hours to preserve the fruit’s delicate flavors. After a gentle pressing, the must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with Burgundian yeasts. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation adding a creamy note and softening the mouthfeel.
New York International Wine Competition
2016 was another phenomenal year in California. The season kicked off with much needed winter rains that set the stage for months of steady and even growth. Temperatures were slightly below average, a good thing, which lead to excellent phenolic development. As a result, Chardonnay showcases exquisite ripe fruit character with crisp acidic structure.
Elegant and well-balanced, our Chardonnay offers aromas of ripe pineapple, golden apple, Anjou pear and guava with hints of vanilla and baking spice. These lovely characteristics flow through to the palate leading to a crisp and refreshing finish.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
ACIDITY: 0.52 g/100ml
Unique Selling Points
- 95% Chardonnay and 5% Gewürztraminer sourced from cool-climate regions in California
- Vinified in stainless steel, with complexity and richness from aging on the lees
- Lower Carbon Footprint: solar and water conservation in the winery, lightweight glass, and local sustainable printer
- Screw cap closure is practical, environmentally friendly and well-suited for wines meant to be enjoyed on release