2016 Stone Mountain Chardonnay
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Winemaker Note: We had the pleasure of working with Stone Mountain Chardonnay, grown on a steep rocky site perched at 1700 feet on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge. We fermented it as we normally do with Chardonnay with ambient yeast and in barrel, a 1000L Foudre. We also allowed the wine to complete malolactic fermentation, so this wine does represent a stylistic departure from our other Chardonnays, showing creamy, roundness and flavors.
Wine Description: The aromas of grilled pineapple, pear, and fresh tropical fruit, are displayed with spice notes of clove, white pepper and nutmeg, resulting from barrel ferment and aging. Lemon curd and vanilla add to the dense aromatics of this wine, with an accompanying bright acidity that leads to a rich and creamy texture.
Food Pairing: Pair with richer seafood, such as Lobster, Scallops, or Halibut, grilled pork, or wild mushroom sauces.