Shimmering gold in color with a slight green hue, and a nose of sweet
cream, spiced pear and honeysuckle. The palate is wonderfully layered and
rich, with créme caramel, pecan and quince. The finish is long and shows
additional notes of citrus and sweet oak.
The grapes were harvested at 26º brix, pressed cold at the winery, and allowed
to settle for 24 hours in tank. The juice was transferred to 100% new Saury
and Francoise Frere barrels to ferment. After fermentation the barrels were
stirred every week for over a year. The wine is bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this wine now through 2019 with oak plank grilled salmon with
roasted Fuji pears and a citrus buerre blanc sauce. This is a rich wine that
can match well with a range of foods from fish to game. Exploring ‘nontypical’
chardonnay pairings will lead to delightful surprises.