2013 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay
Layered, lovely aromas of fuji apple, clementines, rangpur lime, jasmine and almonds. A rich, yet tangy palate showing nectarine, lemon curd, and brioche with a lip-smacking finish.
Our 2013 Estate Chardonnay is a blend of 30-year old vines and also Dijon plantings from 1996. The age of the vines provides intensity and depth not found in young vineyards.
Chardonnay is the ultimate medium for the winemaker’s skills and imagination. Bouchaine’s winemaking vision calls for the production of more than a dozen different Chardonnay wines from our estate blocks, which are in turn melded into the final Estate Chardonnay.
The orchestration of several strains of yeast and malolactic bacteria coupled with sur lie aging in stainless steel tanks as well as oak barrels of different ages, toast levels, and origins create an array of unique wines. These wines are combined into the final blend