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Dijon Clones Chardonnay

Dijon Clones Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: For the third year in a row, this remains a very unique Oregon Chardonnay. The wine was slow fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain the vibrant character of Chardonnay. We want to produce Chardonnay that reminds us of the fruit we hand harvest. The combination of Estate grown Dijon Clone fruit with little winemaking intervention resulted in a wine with intense aromas and flavors of passion fruit, lemon grass and ripe limes, with a crisp and refreshing finish. This is an Oregon Chardonnay that shows you where it was grown and expresses the true character of the varietal. The fruit for this wine is estate grown in 2 small blocks containing 2 Chardonnay clones. The blend is Dijon clone 76 (53%) and Dijon clone 95 (47%). These blocks were hand harvested on October 18, and thanks to a cold cellar, completed primary fermentation the following August. This wine did not undergo malo-lactic fermentation.

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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