Stylish and refined, this opalescent
chardonnay boasts aromas of green apple, key lime pie, white peach, honeysuckle and
The texture on the palate is fresh and vibrant with notes of red apple and
jasmine echoing through a very lengthy finish.
The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”.
Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry
size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer
finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity
Hand harvested at night
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2014.
Whole cluster to press, cold
Barrel fermented, indigenous yeasts, 7 months to completion
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation
Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 56% new. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage
Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour and Gauthier