2012 Untended Chardonnay

2012 Chardonnay

Untended

Anderson Valley

35 year, non-grafted, old Wente clone Chardonnay we found near abandoned in summer 2009. Being Fukuoka followers we said why not?! This wine is a stunning example of the benefits of doing less to get more.

  • Appellation: Anderson Valley
  • Vineyard: Blakeman
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Clone: un-grafted Wente
  • Age: 35 years
  • Elevation: 950 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed sandstone & loamy clay
  • Yield: 1-1.5 tons/acre
  • Harvested: October 13, 2012
  • Pressed: October 13, 2012
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Fermentation: 100% neutral French Oak barrels
  • Barrel aging: 10mnths in neutral French Oak barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on July 30, 2013
  • Production: 144 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2014

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