2016 Domaine Danielle Laurent Vineyard Chardonnay

2016 Domaine Danielle Laurent Vineyard Chardonnay

Winemakers Notes

A deep gold color first reveals the opulence of this regal Chardonnay. Vivid avors of envy apple, ripe summer melon, and yellow plum are held within a lush, juicy structure. As it rolls across the palate it finishes with subtle notes of toasted hazelnut. Astunning accompaniment to lighter pork dishes or creamy risotto, this wine can beserved now through 2023.

Technical Notes
Harvest: 09/10-10/2/2016
Brix at Harvest: 22.5º
pH: 3.65
Alcohol: 13.1%
Residual Sugar: 5.3 g/LA
ging: 11 Months
Barrels: 100% French Oak
New Oak: 49%
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Domaine Danielle Laurent
AVA: Yamhill- Carlton AVA
Year Planted: 2007
Unfiltered
Fined with traditional egg whites
$50.00 per Bottle
$600.00 per Case
 

Other Notes

The Vintage For the third consecutive year, the Willamette Valley was treated to a near-perfect vintage. With higher spring temperatures leading to the earliest bud-break on record, it looked to be a challenging run ahead. But with cool and consistent weather throughout the ripening period, 2016 looks to trump even the much lauded 2014 and 2015 vintages. As sugar levels rise in the fruit, the acidity levels decrease. Due to the longer hang time after fruit set, this process was slowed and acidity levels remained optimal when harvest arrived. is allowed for a degree of finesse and elegance in the wines, more so than the opulent 2015’s. Balanced acidity makes for fresher and crisper white varietals, and allows the Pinot Noirs to age beautifully for years to come. Considered a “giving” vintage both in quantity and quality, look for approachable wines now that will continue to reward as time goes on.
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Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Yamhill- Carlton AVA
Size 750 ml