Gran Moraine Yamhill-Cartlon Chardonnay 2016

 

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Gran Moraine Yamhill-Cartlon Chardonnay 2016

Oregon winery Gran Moraine was founded by Barbara Banke and her family in 2014 The winery and estate vineyards are located in the westerly part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon. Small production Subtle hints of citrus and stone fruit
framed by firm acids and tannins.

Wine Type:
White wine
Vintage:
2016
Country:
USA
Region:
Oregon
Producer:
Gran Moraine
ABV:
13.00%

Gran Moraine Yamhill-Cartlon Chardonnay 2016

GRAN MORAINE VINEYARD
The Gran Moraine vineyard was planted in 2005 to several different Dijon
clones. Located five miles west of the town of Carlton this site is one of the
more westerly vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and therefore subject to
the cooling afternoon breezes that roll off the Pacific. A variety of slopes,
aspects, row direction, and plant material offer a wide diversity of blocks to
choose from when blending our Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay.
VINEYARDS
The 2015 Chardonnay was hand-harvested in the crisp dawn air of early
autumn, then quickly brought into the winery for gentle, whole-cluster
pressing. This traditional technique allows Gran Moraine to capture the
freshest and most pristine juice from our Chardonnay grapes. After a brief
period of settling, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels from
Burgundy, 12% of which were new wood. There the juice underwent a
lengthy natural fermentation that took as long as 12 months to complete.
During this time, we utilized monthly battonage – stirring of the lees – to
develop the wine’s texture and secondary characteristics. After 16 months in
barrel, the wine was fully racked to an outdoor stainless steel tank and left to
mature in the cold Northwest winter. This extended outdoor aging provided
natural cold stability to the wine, as well as the opportunity to evolve and
coalesce into its finished state.

APPELLATION:
Yamhill-Carlton
HARVEST DATE:
Early September 2015
AGING:
16 months in combination of French oak
barrel and stainless steel tanks
ALCOHOL:
13.0%
TA:
0.82 g/100ml
PH:
3.23
WINE PROFILE
AROMAS:
Stone fruit, dried mango, cobbler, brioche,
fennel seed
FLAVORS:
Flint, apricot, persimmon, lime, Thai basil
TEXTURE:
Beautifully full textured up front. Mineral
driven. Saline finish. Sandy textured mid palate.

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2016
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