This 2015 Altvs Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with a profile that is
sophisticated and nuanced. Aromas of apple and pear are followed by
integrated oak notes. This is a result of the small-berried clones of
Chardonnay and the skin soaking method employed prior to
The palate is feminine in character, with delicate and
elegant notes of apple, lemon meringue and a kiss of vanilla. The
contribution of the grape skins is further evident in the rich and oily
mouthfeel that gives the impression of great weight despite its
Founded in 2005, Altvs produces small quantities of handmade Napa Valley
Chardonnay. We source fruit from a handful of serious growers with hillside
and bench land vineyards up and down Napa Valley. Our style emphasizes
balance, fruit purity and intensity.
We in the Napa Valley have rejoiced in a string of exceptional vintages in
recent years. Starting in 2012 and continuing through 2015, each has
provided near ideal conditions for ripening fruit perfectly. 2015 again stands
out in our memory, like the 2014, for sheer volume of aroma and flavor in
every variety we grow on the estate. The wines from this vintage are packed
with rich fruit flavors and varietal intensity.
100% Kuleto Estate Vineyard
We harvested the fruit for the
Altvs Chardonnay from August 25 - 26, 2015.
Bottled December, 2016.
14 months in 30% new French Oak.