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2021 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Leelanau Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Norah’s Vineyard and North Unity Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/23/2020
Acid
7.4
pH
3.54
Aging
10 months in 20% New French Oak
Fermentation
Fermented in barrel and stirred daily until finished, then stirred bi-weekly for 4 months
Residual Sugar
0%
Alcohol %
13

2021 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

A high quality Chardonnay with a wonderful balance of fruit, oak, and a buttery mouth-feel.

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SKU: 2021 BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY

Fermented and aged in new French Oak barrels for ten months, this high quality Chardonnay has a wonderful balance of fruit, oak, and a buttery mouth-feel. Pairing suggestions include grilled salmon, roasted chicken, lobster, and creamy pastas.

Winemaker's Notes: This wine still retains bright Chardonnay fruit characterized by a melody of Macintosh apple and honeydew melon, yet it hasn't lost its crisp acidity on the palate while being laced with the creamy texture of aging in barrels for 10 months.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Fermented and aged in new French Oak barrels for 10 months, this high quality Chardonnay has a wonderful balance of fruit, oak, and a buttery mouth-feel.
Vineyard Notes
North Unity is one of our southern most vineyards, between Lime Lake and Little Traverse Lake. Norah's Vineyard was originally a cherry orchard that was replanted in 2009.
Production Notes
We try to build the palette on this wine through constant lees contact and a secondary fermentation that softens the acid. The wine is stirred frequently through the first few months before tapering off to let it age in peace.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit for this wine is selected from vineyards that have the desired clone of Chardonnay and show to be advanced in their trajectory for ripening that vintage. The clone is a Dijon clone, 96. It retains a moderate amount of acidity while ripening well by the back half of the season.
Food Pairing Notes
Due to the boldness, this Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay pairs well seafood, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, lobster, and creamy pastas. If you are a vegetarian, try rich or starchy vegetables like corn, pumpkin, or squash.

Product Reviews

Matt  Marion's Gravatar
Matt Marion
(May 13, 2023 at 3:51 PM)
A very solid Chardonnay indeed. Love the oakiness and rich body.

Alice Johnson's Gravatar
Alice Johnson
(Nov 22, 2023 at 5:00 AM)
One of my favorite Chardonnay's

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