Chardonnay is a cornerstone varietal at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Hermann first planted these vines in 1978 and produced an estate Chardonnay every year from 1981 onward. Those vines are still in production in our HJW Vineyard, providing mineral and acid backbone to compliment the ripe, tropical fruits of our Magdalena plantings.
While predominantly aged in stainless steel, we put a small portion of our Chardonnay in neutral oak barrels for closer lees contact that imparts texture and weight. The result is a lean, fruit dense wine with a broad mid-palate and clean finish.
|Varietal Composition:||100% Chardonnay|
|Harvest:||September 23 - October 15, 2014|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Vinification:||Cold Fermentation, Estate grown & bottled, No fining or filtering agents, Whole Cluster Press|