Single Vineyard Estate Chardonnay
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The 2019 Peter Michael Winery La Carrière Estate Chardonnay (la kah-ree-air) is produced from the steepest vineyard on our Knights Valley Estate. La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape, the tremendously rocky soils and its steep mountain slopes. The vineyard’s rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and usually the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière, with its concentrated “liquid minerality,” effectively reflects its mountainous origin.
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Terroir-driven minerality remains the hallmark of this vineyard, with aromas of brioche, gingerbread, almond, royal jelly, jasmine, hazelnut and William pear. The nose is dominated by aromas of mandarin orange, acacia, hazelnut and grapefruit. Citrus oils, white peach and lemon highlight the minerality. Wonderfully concentrated and elegant on the palate, the wine is sculpted, rich, intense and creamy.
Blend: 100% Estate Chardonnay
Aged 12 months in 100% French oak barrels from select artisan coopers
Bottled unfined and unfiltered