2009 Mt. Juliet Chardonnay

Composition: 100% Chardonnay                                    Harvest Date: October 8th

Vineyard Source: Mt. Juliet Vineyard                           p.H.: 3.48
in Charlottesville
                                                                                                       Acidity: 5.98 grams/Liter
Fermentation: 100% fermented in a mix of
French and American oak barrels                                     Sweetness: Dry

Aging: 29 months ‘sur lees’ in both French                    Alcohol: 12.5%
and American oak barrels with lees stirring monthly.

Comments: This single vineyard selection of Chardonnay is a tribute to the versatility of this fine grape. Grown at higher elevation and allowed to fully mature on the vine, this Chardonnay displays wonderful depth and complexity. Layers of fruit such as apple and pear weave seamlessly with vanilla and honey in perfect balance with the acidity. Pairs great with smoky cheese, and buttery seafood such as oysters and lobster.


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