This refreshingly clean and crisp style of Chardonnay has aromas of melon and honeysuckle. We taste apricots and tangerines in this wine, with a little vanilla flavor in the finish from the touch of oak. It is deliciously acid-driven, making it a perfect pairing for seafood.
These grapes were destemmed and pressed straight to tank for a cold fermentation to retain the crisp, floral character of this clone of Chardonnay. After the primary fermentation we halted malolactic fermentation part way through to also help retain those characteristics and produce a less buttery style of Chardonnay. This wine was 20% aged in light-medium toast oak and 80% aged in stainless steel until bottling.
Oysters and all manner of shellfish, especially raw, tend to pair beautifully with this crisp style of chardonnay. Seasonal seafood recipes like stew, chowders, or grilled white fish will pair well.
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