2013 Chardonnay

87 Points

Wine Enthusiast

Gold Medal

East Meets West Competition

Lightly oaked and loaded with vibrant aromas of mixed tropical fruit. Fresh and lively in the mouth with a finish of golden apples.

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Print Wine Notes
Vintage:2013
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Varietal Composition:
100%Chardonnay
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/01/2013
pH:3.80
Bottling Date:07/01/2014
Residual Sugar:0.2%
Alcohol %:11.9%

Tasting Notes

Lightly oaked and loaded with vibrant aromas of mixed tropical fruit. Fresh and lively in the mouth with a finish of golden apples.

Winemaker Notes

The 2013 vintage Chardonnay is an estate wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown at Sheldrake Point.

On October 17, 2013, 8.6 tons of fruit were hand harvested with a chemistry of 20 Brix, 8.2 g/L TA, and a pH of 3.43.

The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and pressed in a single load. After two days of settling, the juice was racked to two tanks and warmed before inoculation with D47 yeast. 20 Peter DeVivi lightly toasted NY State oak staves were added to the 1300 gallons in one tank, and 0 staves to the other tank.

The 1300 gallon tank fermented for 40 days before stopping at 0.2% residual sugar. ML Alpha bacter was added the day fermentation reached 0.2%RS. ML fermentation continued until early February, at which point the wine was chilled and cold-stabilized.

The final wine chemistry was 11.9% alcohol, 3.80 pH, 5.7 g/L TA, and 0.2% residual sugar. 395.83 cases were produced.

Food Pairing

Think simple with this one—like fresh-cut and properly seasoned French-fries. Perhaps an aged cheddar, camembert, and brie cheese plate. Feel free to experiment with seafood in a butter, garlic, and lemon sauce.

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