Goldschmidt Reserve - Singing Tree -Chardonnay label
Goldschmidt Reserve - Singing Tree -Chardonnay bottle

Goldschmidt Reserve - Singing Tree -Chardonnay 2017

White Wine

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Item# 72418-17/6PK

Vinification

100% Chardonnay from the Dutton Ranch Mill Station single vineyard from Goldridge fine sandy loam soil. Hand harvested on Sep 19, 2017 and gentle whole-cluster pressed. The yield is 3.8 tons per acre. Barrel fermented; only partial malolactic fermentation takes places.

Aged 18 months French oak barrels (60%) Francois Freres oak barrel, new oak (40%) Seguin Moreau old barrels with medium-plus toast. Regular stirring of the lees for increased weight and length. Bottled unfiltered, only 300 cases produced.

Vintage

After a slight reprieve the drought continued in 2017. The conditions were perfect for spring flowering and over the summer, the vineyards saw beautiful warm days with many cool foggy evenings. June and July continued without experiencing extended heat spikes or long duration heat events. August was typically cooler, and this cooler weather cycle slowed the harvest process and resulted in increased hang times for fruit. The grapes showed amazing ripeness and greater layers of flavors without excess or exaggerated sugar levels. Warm weather returned and harvest came very fast. There’s a wonderful purity of fruit and the wines are already showing a really enticing floral perfume.