2012 Unoaked Chardonnay
The 2012 Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay has aromatics of melon, papaya, and red apple made more complex with notes of spicy vanilla and honeysuckle. Clean and bright acidity on the front of the palate leads to a long, lingering finish.
The cool marine-influenced Monterey appellation gives the fruit a long hang time on the vine, producing more flavor and crisp natural acid. For the second year in a row, we have included Chardonnay from vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. These two regions experienced the optimal weather pattern of cool mornings and warm afternoons ended by cool evenings. This allows the fruit to mature slowly and evenly resulting in ideal ripeness, deep color, good structure and concentration.
We strive for the style of Burgundy Chablis, by not undergoing malo-lactic fermentation we preserve the fresh, clean acid on the palate. Sur-lie aging balances out the acid while fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks. This style of winemaking preserves the purity and flavors of the fruit and leads to an elegant, naturally balanced wine.
Varietal:
100% Chardonnay
Appellation:
Monterey
Sonoma
Napa
Barrel:
100% Stainless Steel
Alcohol:
13.9%

 

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