2016 Late Harvest Chardonnay
This wine truly is the nectar of the Gods!
Only in an absolutely perfect growing season will you, especially in Georgia, be able to achieve optimal conditions within the vineyard to be able to produce a wine of this calibre.
The 2016 vintage was a perfect growing season, and allowed us to take a chance on crafting a Botrytis affected dessert wine.
This year we were able to get the sugars to naturally achieve 36 Brix (36%), which is unheard of here in Georgia. When harvested, we cold settled the wine to precipitate solids out, then transferred the clean juice to a brand new french oak barrel where it slowly fermented for long 3 months, while stirring the wine on it's lees each month to create a creaminess. The wine was left in oak for a total of 12 months, then bottled and aged for 2 years.
100% Clone 96 & Clone 17 Chardonnay
2nd November, 2016
January 26th, 2018
54 (375ml split bottles)
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