2017 Au Contraire Russian River Valley Chardonnay 0.75 Ltr. White
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Beautiful, light, golden color with green hues. Creamy nose with a refreshing touch of citrus. Hints of ripe pear and green apple accompanied by a touch of Jasmine. Delicious balance between fresh tones and notions of brioche and toast. The final is nice and soft with sufficient tension and lets you enjoy it for a while. Pure class!

Its creamy but fresh and mineral character is excellent with seafood, hearty fried fish, salads with poultry and soft cheeses.

climate

Grapes come from the Russian River Valley and western Green Valley on the Sonoma Coast border. Cool nights and a lot of fog that prolong the growth and give the grapes a blessed elegance.

soil

The famous Goldridge soil. Sandy with regular loam and clay layers.

vinification

100% Chardonnay. The grapes are gently pressed without desteming and undergo a classical fermentation (on Burgundian yeasts) The wine matures on its Lie with regular stirring. A part stays on stainless steel and a part matures on French oak of which 30% new for 8 months.

vintage
2017
title
Russian River Valley
class
Chardonnay
region
Sonoma County
country
U.S.A.
color
White
alcohol
14.20 %
Ltr.
0.75