The Barrel Selection Chardonnay is a small bottling of the most expressive barrel lots in a given vintage. The winemaking hand remains light with 50% of the wine fermented and aged in low impact French oak barrels and the remaining 50% in seasoned French oak. This specific barrel treatment helps preserve the essential purity of the fruit while adding subtle notes of oak complexity. The 2013 vintage, as usual, did not undergo malolactic fermentation to further maintain the fruit’s natural acidity and aromatic freshness. The wine was bottled after just nine months of maturation with a weekly batonnage, putting the yeast lees in suspension in order to release subtle aromatics, increase the mouthfeel and prevent reduction.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay