Chardonnay 2012 - Library Wine

Chardonnay 2012 - Library Wine

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Embark on a journey of refined indulgence with our meticulously cellared Chardonnay, aged to perfection in ideal conditions. Savor the harmonious balance of creamy textures, delicate oak nuances, and vibrant fruit notes, culminating in a lingering, velvety finish. Elevate your wine moments with our exclusive Library Chardonnay.

Vintage 2012 +

Chardonnay, a progeny of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc is responsible for the finest white Burgundy. When the vineyard site is right, yields not too high, acid not too low, and winemaking skilled, Chardonnay can produce thrilling, savoury, dry, full-bodied wines that will continue to improve in bottle for more than a decade.

The dry but more moderate summer of 2012 has increased the aroma profile in all wines of this vintage. We picked our two different Chardonnay clones during the first week of April at a tiny yield of less than 600g per vine.

Hans' Comment +

I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours. Then gently pressed and transferred the must in in 500 litre French oak puncheons for a natural (wild yeast) fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to the wines remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. The wine had 18 month in the barrel to mature and flourish but will develop into something heavenly with bottle age. No cold stabilization. Unfined and only lightly filtrated to retain all the goodness. Naturally beautiful…

Original Tasting Notes+

Beautiful fresh, floral and vibrant aromas of ripe stone fruit and orange zest. Rich texture and complexity perfectly balanced by fine acidity and great minerality offers an enticingly long finish. This epitome of elegance is one to enjoy now or keep for years to come…

Technical Data+
Variety     100% Chardonnay
Clones Mendoza / Dijon clones

SO4 / 3309 / 101.14 / Riparia Gloire / Schwarzmann

Planted 1996
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Planting density   High 5,500 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar  <2 g/l
Ageing Potential 10+ years


Food Matching Suggestions+

The beauty of Chardonnay-it matches practically everything. I wine to sip and savour...