The fruit for the 2015 Chardonnay is sourced from Heintz Vineyard and was harvested by hand on a picking date based on skin maturity. The grapes were sorted and then pressed whole cluster. The wine was aged primary lees in Concrete egg (75%) and neutral oak (25%). The 2015 Chardonnay was bottled unfiltered and un-fined in March 2017.
Coming from the Heintz Vineyard, this Chardonnay reveals an oxidative style, which really works for this wine, with plenty of brioche, ginger and baker’s yeast notes over a core of baked peaches, pineapple pastry and praline. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has a very elegant silkiness to the texture while maintaining a great intensity of warm stone fruit and spicy flavors, plus a long and savory finish.