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Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay*Packaging may vary

Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay

Chardonnay /13% ABV / Oregon, United States

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Oregon, United States
Sweet-Dry Scale
Rich & Velvety
Oak Aged
Tasting Notes
Apple, Bready, Citrus, Floral, Melon - Honeydew, Peach, Rich, Round
Food Pairing
Fish - Meaty & Oily, Shellfish, Cheese - Fresh & Soft

Product description

Our Chardonnay was hand-harvested in the crisp dawn air of early autumn, then quickly brought into the winery for gentle, whole-cluster pressing. This traditional technique allows Gran Moraine to capture the freshest and most pristine juice from our Chardonnay grapes. After a brief period of settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels from Burgundy, 11% of which were new wood. There the juice underwent a lengthy natural fermentation that took as long as 12 months to complete. During this time, we utilized monthly battonage—stirring of the lees—to develop the wine’s texture and secondary characteristics. After 16 months in barrel, the wine was fully racked to an outdoor stainless steel tank and left to mature in the cold Northwest winter. This extended outdoor aging provided natural cold stability to the wine, as well as the opportunity to evolve and coalesce into its finished state.

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