Seavey’s 2016 Chardonnay offers an exotic bouquet of pineapple, lemon custard, lime blossom, star fruit and mandarin peel with a gentle topnote of graham cracker pie crust.
On the palate, the wine is crisp and bright, with lovely focus and grip and a long mouth-watering and vibrant finish. As always, you will find Seavey’s signature Chardonnay style of light oak, bright acidity, and lively minerality.
The 2016 growing season was nearly perfect, with ideal weather conditions throughout including much more plentiful rainfall than the previous several years. Our Chardonnay grapes were harvested in late August following steady weather conditions in the two prior months, and before a series of warmer days at the end of the growing season.
The grapes were whole-berry cluster pressed, and fermented in Burgundian barrels with 22% of the barrels undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in the same French barrels for nine months (15% new) before bottling in June 2017.
100% French Oak (15% new)