2014 was another classic vintage. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud
break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting
even ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense varietal
character and a rich texture.
Harvest dates: September 4, 8, 11 and 15
It was then bottled without filtration.
We press the whole clusters for delicacy. Native-yeast and full native malolactic
fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
After aging 19 months in 25% new French oak barrels (François Frères and
Taransaud), this Chardonnay was fined and settled in tank following the next