2016 Mariah Vineyard Chardonnay
Extra spicy on the nose, meyer lemon curd, mouth is citrus, white stone fruite (necatrine peach) floral character on honeysuckle and lemon flower. Rich, long finish. Nice notes of new french oak, combined with some barrel character from the Foudre. Rich long finish, Grapefruit
Made from Italian clone grapes / 400 gallons / fermented in Foudre
A Foudre is a large wooden vat, it can contain up to 300 hectoliters and more. This word is coming from the German " Fuder " translated as « cartful, containing », having entered in the French language in the 16th C. This type of vat is to be found particularly in the Mediterranean vineyards. The use of Foudre for maturation results from a long wine tradition, but its interest is also linked to the volume, the thickness of staves and the age of the vat.