Growing Conditions

1.5L/$135.00; 3L/$325.00 Winter 2015 was the warmest on record, resulting in early budbreak. Cooler, wetter weather in spring months slowed development, however, leading to a challenging, extended bloom period. The resulting uneven fruit set translated to a small crop and smaller berries with very concentrated flavors. The very early budbreak resulted in an equally early harvest.

Bottling

This Chardonnay was bottled without filtration in June 2017.

Winemaking

We press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy (low tannins). Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.

Aging

After nineteen months in 20% new French oak barrels from François Freres.