Growing Conditions

750mL/sold out; 1.5L/$135.00; 3L/$325.00 Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy. Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines. This is our second bottling from this new site. 2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in a full range of flavors while retaining natural acidity.

Harvest

Bottling

This Chardonnay was bottled without filtration in June 2015.

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

Eighteen months in 30% new French oak barrels from François Frères.