Maison Blanc, our "house white," is layered with rich bright flavors from our estate's distinctive terroir. Always an easy enhancement for casual fare, it's the perfect wine to enjoy among friends.
This rich blend of white grapes was grown entirely at Michel-Schlumberger’s Benchland vineyards.
Harvest: Average brix: 24.1
Vintage: Cooler than normal temperatures throughout the ripening season resulted in a long ripening period on the vine, allowing the grapes to develop exceptional flavor.
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling and racking, the Viognier was fermented in French oak barrels, and aged “sur-lies” (on the yeast) to add roundness and richness to the palate, and the Chardonnay was fermented in stainless tank at cool temperatures to completely retain its bright fruit essence. This wine underwent partial (10%) malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 4 months in neutral French oak barrels, and stainless tank.
Production: 198 Cases
Color: Medium straw
Aromas: Fresh white peach and apricot with bright floral notes
Palate: Rich layers of floral and stone fruit flavors, long fruit finish
Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: 53% Viognier, 47% Chardonnay
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.50 g/100ml
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