1772 Chardonnay 2019 1.5L Magnum
The cool 2019 vintage resulted in the Chardonnay grapes being harvested later. The crisp acidity, the trademark of Edna Valley, shines in this vintage. This Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged, reflecting a rich mouthfeel balanced by a brilliant acidity. This vintage benefitted from malolactic fermentation to soften the wine and received bâtonnage to build the mouthfeel. The wine aged for 8 months in French oak barrels with 24% of them being new. We are modest on the use of new oak to allow the fruit to speak for itself. This Chardonnay is built to express the true nature of Edna Valley.
Nose: Applesauce, d’Anjou pear, lemon bars with powdered sugar, fresh thyme, delicate lemon blossom, with a mineral note of powdery soil
Palate: Notes of green apple, peanut shell, lemon meringue pie, dried thyme, and leading to chalky limestone notes