2015 X-Novo Chardonnay
Elegant aromas of orchard fruit, green & yellow apple and pear, melon, white flower, raw almond, honey, and woodsy spice. The palate sports a round body, lifted with crisp acidity that balances a lightly honeyed, creamy, fine grain texture from barrel aging and malo-lactic conversion. The complex, long finish offers enjoyment now through 2022.
Bottled: May 2016 (139 cases produced)
TA 5.5 g/L
Elevage: 18 months in 228L French oak barrels, 30% new
Harvest Date: September 7th • AVA: Eola-Amity • Elevation: 550 Ft. • Exposure: East/ South East • Soils: Volcanic/ decomposed basalt Clone: Mixed Chardonnay • Native Yeast Fermentation • 100% whole cluster pressed • Farming Practices: Sustainable
The east facing, high elevation and cool coastal influenced from the Van Duzer corridor render a fresh and vibrant Chardonnay. The X-Novo Chardonnay was fermented with native yeast and aged sur lie for 18 months.