2017 Morgen Long Chardonnay Willamette ValleyChardonnay from United States
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" Sourced from the Yamhill Vineyard, a 20 acre vyd south/southwest facing slope with shallow marine sediment loams and silts of a south facing slope between 430′-540′. The vine...
" Sourced from the Yamhill Vineyard, a 20 acre vyd south/southwest facing slope with shallow marine sediment loams and silts of a south facing slope between 430′-540′. The vines for these wines come from a 1 acre plot planted on its own rootstock in 1985. The clone is 108b, a Wente clone originally from Corton Charlemagne. This clone accumulates sugar and keeps acid at a slower rate than earlier ripening Dijon clones. The vineyard is dry farmed, has full grass cover crops, and has always been farmed sustainably. The fruit is hand-picked at night and pressed cold with mostly whole cluster and some with a light crushing. The more phenolic pressing near the end of the press cycle is hyper oxidized overnight (browing the juice) and added back into the rest of the juice after settling. The juice is settled briefly and transferred to a once filled Damy and two neutral barrels for fermentation. Somewhat warmer ambient temperatures help encourage fermentations without additions of yeast, enzymes, water, sugar, acid (or malolactic bacteria). Bâttonage is used sparingly, if at all, throughout elevage and wines are topped weekly. Malo occurs naturally. After 11 months the wines are racked from barrel back into stainless steel to blend and age over a second winter on fine lees. This technique, employed by Burgundy luminaries such as Jean Marc Roulot, helps keep the wines in a reductive state. Bottling takes place the following Spring after 17-18 months. 50 cs were bottled under DIAM 10 corks." - Winery
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|