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Estate Cuvée Chardonnay

Estate Cuvée Chardonnay
2019

Estate Cuvée Chardonnay

$75.00

This Chardonnay is energetic and balanced with notes of freshly peeled tangerine, citrus blossom and baked bread.

Wine Information Sheet 
Descriptors 
Fruit 

Freshly peeled tangerine and citrus blossom

Spice & Mineral 

Baked bread

Texture/Structure 

This Chardonnay is energetic, balanced and complex, with a rich, luxurious finish.

At The Table 

Pair this wine with hard cheeses or shellfish.

Glassware 

A traditional White Burgundy glass with a medium-to-wide bowl will enhance this wine’s texture and nuanced aromas. 

Serving and Cellar 

A traditional White Burgundy glass with a medium-to-wide bowl will enhance this wine’s texture and nuanced aromas. Serve slightly chilled at 50-55 ̊F. 

In the Vineyard 

Sourced from a small, 1-acre parcel of Chardonnay located on a gently south facing hillside on the southern part of the WillaKenzie Estate.

Winemaker Hand 

Grapes were harvested by hand from two separate high elevation parcels of Chardonnay on the WillaKenzie Estate on September 30th and October 3rd, 2019. The grapes were whole cluster pressed to minimize extraction of phenolics and to maintain textural purity. The juice was fermented in a combination of new and neutral French oak (60% Puncheon and 40% Barrique) with select yeast strains and underwent partial malolactic fermentation. 

Technical Details 
  • Sustainability: LIVE Certified Wine, Salmon Safe
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay: 56% Djion Clone 95, 44% Dijon Clone 76
  • ALC %: 13.5%