Monday, April 3, 2017

L'Oliveto Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Great new Chardonnay !
2014 L'Oliveto Chardonnay Russian River Valley...$19.99
Suggested retail is $24
Aged in French Oak barrels of which 33% were new and the wine also went through malolactic fermentation.Sourced from legendary vineyards in the heart of Sonoma County, these elegant wines are made with meticulous winemaking, gentle handling, native yeast fermentation and French oak barrels.  This Barrel Fermented Chardonnay shows great richness, butter and a creamy long finish.  The palate is creamy yet bright with flavors of Asian pear, lemon custard and baking spices. The finish is crisp, long and refreshing.

More info ---
Vineyard- Sourced from several old vine, chardonnay vineyards nestled in the Russian River Valley. This wine is a combination of Bazzano Vineyard, Louvau Vineyard, and a young rising star- Fidelis Vineyard.

The grapes were whole-cluster pressed to tank and cold soaked overnight, then racked off heavy solids to barrels. We try to retain the perfect amount of solids for  mouthfeel and complexity. The juice was fermented with indigenous yeast to dryness. Malolacticc fermentaion was long and cool, also using indigenous flora. At completion of ML each barrel was put on a lees regimen until the perfect harmony and palate weight was achieved.

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