A palate of citrus and tropical fruit is followed by baking spice on this lively brut Chardonnay.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Namaste Vineyard
Location: Van Duzer Corridor, OR
Production: 98 cases
This blanc de blancs from Namaste Vineyard delivers racy intensity with an explosive nose of pineapple, ginger and baking spices with citrus, pomme and baking spice on the palate.
The wine was picked and whole cluster pressed and settled overnight. Afterward, it was fermented in 100% neutral oak where it remained for six months on the lees. Secondary fermentation yeast was Spark. Wine spent 32 months on lees.
Namaste Vineyard is sustainably farmed and the home of the oldest Chardonnay plantings in the new Van Duzer Corridor AVA. A gap in the Oregon Coast Range mountains enables cool winds from the ocean to blow into the Willamette Valley each night. These winds help create delicate wines with intense acidity.