2016 The Wine Hole Chardonnay
Aromas of ripe, tropical fruits lead into hints of orange peel on the nose. Flavors of white peach, melded with finely balanced oak offer a palate full of delicious surprises. The wine’s mouth-feel reflects the creamy textures of great Chardonnays and, typical of our winemaker’s style, it is balanced with refreshing acidity.
The oak contribution has a number of different winemaking techniques. Some portion of the wine is fermented in brand new oak with continual lees stirring (called Batonnage) while another is fermented in neutral white oak, again with continual lees stirring and extended lees contact post ferment. These portions are blended with wine that has been exclusively stainless steel fermented to add both depth and complexity. Therefore, you receive the full array of flavors that the variety has to offer. Skillfully blended, this wine represents the finest warm Chardonnays have to offer.