Region: Coal River Valley Grapes: Chardonnay First Glance: Refined, Mineral, Stone fruits
The Wine: Hand-picked, Whole-bunch pressed to tank then racked to barrel. Barrel fermented (wild) for 20 days. 8 months maturation in 25% new French oak barriques (Sirugue, 36 month seasoned, Medium Toast, Fine Grain) with minimal lees stirring. 20% malolactic fermentation.
An elegant and refined style of Chardonnay that represents the best of its cool-climate character. Aromas of apricot and white nectar with subtle hints of flint and orchard fruits. Lifted lime on the palate joined by chalk minerality and delicate notes of buttered popcorn.