Single Vineyard Estate Chardonnay
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The 2012 Peter Michael Winery Belle Côte Estate Chardonnay (bel kote), French for “beautiful slope”, was named by Sir Peter after the famous ski run in Courchevel, France. This wine is produced from the oldest of four Peter Michael estate Chardonnay vineyards. Belle Côte exemplifies how consistently these mountain vineyard sites produce exceptionally high quality Chardonnay.
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Distinctly intense and powerfully hedonistic aromas of lychee nut, citrus and rose petal come to mind with a pronounced background of mineral, orange, yellow peach, nutmeg, toasted almond and notes of brioche and saffron complete the creamy mouth feel.
Blend: 100% Estate Chardonnay
Aged 11 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers
Bottled unfined and unfiltered