2020 Estate Chardonnay
This is not your typical oaked chardonnay. Trying a slightly different approach, we arrested fermentation just prior to finishing while it was still in barrel, but left it sitting in oak for another 6 months. This slight amount of residual sweetness highlighted a honey-like quality and tropical notes such as pineapple and mango within the wine, with an oak backbone.
100% Estate, Georgia
September 15th and 22nd, 2020
June 9th, 2021
Good to Know
- What little Chardonnay there was in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s was usually labeled "Pinot Chardonnay" because people erroneously thought it was related to Pinot Noir. Chardonnay achieved its reputation for greatness in the Burgundy region of France over 1,200 years ago.
- Around 800 A.D., the wife of the Emperor Charlemagne, disgusted by the red wine that stained her husband's white beard, ordered that white grapes be planted in their Burgundy vineyard, which is now called Corton-Charlemagne.
- Chardonnay is the best-selling wine in America, red or white. Americans consume over 840,000 bottles per year.