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2016 En Avant Southern Oregon Estate Chardonnay

$32.00

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  • Description

    Tasting Notes:

    Brilliant yellow color, opens with subtle aromas of Asian pear, a hint of citrus blossom, narcissus and roasted grains. Flavors of Bartlett pear are well matched with a juicy core of fruit.  Bright acidity creates a seamless connection to the purity of fruit from entry through a crisp, lingering finish.

    Try pairing this delicate beauty with a simple preparation of any fresh white fish pan fried in butter and finished with a squeeze of lemon.  If you prefer a bit more flavor, add a few capers or make an elegant Beurre Blanc sauce.  For an all-white meal, serve with Jasmine rice and cauliflower gratin.

    Technical Data:

    The fruit was hand sorted before being whole cluster pressed directly into neutral French Oak. Native yeast was then coaxed into a long, cool fermentation to preserve the natural character of the vineyards terroir. No Malolactic fermentation was used in order to retain the crisp acidity and mineral character that come from these unique vineyard sites. The wine was aged on lees and hand stirred once per week until being gently filtered and bottled after six months.

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