A wine with the roundness and flavors of aging in barrel on the lees, but also a wine that retains freshness and highlights the aromatic quality of the fruit. Pear, citrus and cream play off the savory yeast character, resulting in a nice layering of the flavors.
The aromas of fresh orchard fruit are highlighted by bergamot along with baked bread and nuttiness resulting from lees aging. Pear, citrus and cream play off the savory yeast character, resulting in a nice layering of the flavors. The acidity is vibrant and cleansing, refreshing the palate and focusing the finish.
The wine was barrel fermented and aged, but with primarily older French oak - less than 20% new oak. It was bottled in April with just a touch of malolactic fermentation which adds a buttery notes.
94% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Gris