Our 2014 Chardonel Reserve was selected from our best Chardonel grapes and fermented in new American Oak barrels making this rich wine.
Rich and mouth filling, the melon flavors of this wine are complimented with the influence of oak. The finish is creamy and lingering making it a perfect pair for grilled chicken and pasta.
We selected the best of the Chardonel and fermented it in new American Oak barrels with a pair of yeasts. After primary fermentation we put them through a secondary malolactic fermentation. The barrels were then stirred weekly until we achieved the perfect balance of oak and yeast characters to balance the fruit. The wine was then transferred to a tank for cold settling and the barrels were turned over to red wines.
- Alcohol: 12.3%
- pH: 3.6
- TA: 4.9 g/L
- RS: .5 g/L
- Yeast Used: D47
- M/L Used: Beta
- Fermentation: 100% New American Oak