This crisp, fruity Chardonnay comes from selected French Dijon cuttings. Cool fermentation in stainless stell tank faithfully captures the essence of this fascinating grape variety as grown along the western edge of Dry Creek Valley.
Our estate vineyard lies in the western hillsides above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. Benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. This “La Nue” is made with a Dijon Chardonnay clone 76 from our mountain-top block.
Harvest: Sept 15th, 2017
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into stainless tank and fermented with native yeast at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors. 100% malo-lactic fermentation adds roundness to the mouthfeel.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 7 months in stainless steel tank.
Bottling Date: April 19, 2018
Production: 192 Cases
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: Fresh apricots, wildflowers
Palate: Bright acidity, fresh apricot and floral flavors, long rich fruit finish
Wine Type: Estate White Wine
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.50 g/100ml
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