At the heart of this voluptuous blend are North Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, balanced by a small amount of Pinot Meunier. Rich and structured, with an added dash of sassiness from the fruity Pinot Meunier, this wine will please even the most discriminating palates.Download Tasting NotesLabel Art by Cybele Young of Toronto, Canada
Pinot Meunier contributes aromatics and a subtle element of red berry, while the Chardonnay gives this blend its tropical fruit flavors; Pinot Blanc adds a bright crispness. This wine is extremely clean with a long gentle finish.
Enjoy this White Burgundy now or cellar it over the next 2-3
years. We recommend pairing this wine with seafood salad or
veal in a creamy white sauce.
2011 was another wet, cool spring that carried
into a very mild summer. We immediately knew that the
weather was sure to push harvest back by a couple of weeks.
Berries were allowed long hang times because of the inclement
conditions, but it was so damp, we were continually worried
about mold; heavy canopy maintenance insured that if the sun
was out, the grapes saw it!
Each varietal (54% Chard, 42% Pinot
Blanc, 4% Pinot Meunier) was cold fermented to dryness in
small open tanks, allowing us to preserve the crisp acidity and
aromatic fruit character. When dry, the wine was put through
partial malolactic fermentation to add buttery texture. The final
wine was bottled in August of 2012.