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L'Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay

L'Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: L’enfant Sauvage is made from grapes hand-harvested and selected from the Brick Kiln and Sculpture Garden vineyards. This wine was fermented with naturally-occurring wild yeast and took over one year to complete primary fermentation. The wine was raised in five new oak barrels and one of stainless steel. This rich wine was minimally handled, unfined and, as always bottled by gravity. L’enfant Sauvage is a serious chardonnay. This wine is broad, deep, complex, full-bodied and amazingly long and flavorsome. Full of apple, pear, tropical and citrus fruits, L’enfant combines high-toned ethereal flavors and aromatics with low, base-tinged earthy notes and minerality. This is a chardonnay for your richest food pairings. Match with lobster, scallops, salmon, shad roe, chicken, veal as well as mushroom dishes and you will not be disappointed.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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