2019 Girasole Vineyards Chardonnay
Silver Medal 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
Our Chardonnay grapes were hand harvested in the early morning of October 7, 2019. The cold fruit was de-stemmed and immediately transferred to our tank press. The juice was then cold settled and clarified for 48 hours. The fresh, clean juice was then separated from the lees (solids) prior to yeast inoculation. The juice was fermented cool at 52-58F. Cold aged on light oak at 50F for 4 months to aid in mouthfeel development and
aromatic complexity. This wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, thereby preserving acidity and brightness.
Pale yellow in color with inviting aromas of tropical and stone fruits, accompanied by subtle citrus notes. On the palate, this Chardonnay exhibits flavors of creamy vanilla, ripe melon and pear. Its crisp acidity is balanced with a soft texture, followed by a long, smooth finish.