Amourette Chardonnay 2013
GOLD MEDAL WINNER at Sonoma Harvest Fair Wine Competition in September 2014.
To the eye, a beautiful bright golden straw color. The nose, a delightful, delicate floral aroma of white flowers and fresh herbs.
This leads into a palate that is really striking, with perfect pitch and poise, showing notes of ripe white fruit with its power held in check by bright acidity and balancing a complex mineral structure.
The finish is an unexpected continuation of the delicate flavors that make this wine very special. No big buttery oak here just the lingering delicacy yet with lots of energy, and a long, stylish finish
An intriguing, delicious and very approachable wine showing a lovely sense of refinement with perfect balance.
Easy to pair with salads like Caesar, pear & goat cheese, etc., it also works wells with sushi, crab cakes and creamy soups like lobster bisque, potato & leek, cauliflower with truffle oil, etc.
- Gold Medal Winner - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Like a true French Montrachet this Amourette is focused and brilliant. This mineral-driven vintage captures energy and shows an inherent richness while the interplay of flavors and textures can only be described as utterly breathtaking.
Budbreak: 3/18/13 Bloom: 5/15/13 Veraison: 7/26/13 Harvest: 9/9/13 Bloom to Harvest Interval: 117 days. Only 414 cases produced.
The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity. Rare as it was to have another fruitful year right after the record breaking 2013 crush, the quality across all varietals was also excellent.
The overall vigor of this growing season was high which required more canopy management and more vigilance with regard to pest abatement. The harvest began and finished early, the timing of crop maturity being dictated entirely by our canopy management practices and manually reduced crop load.
By addressing canopy management and green fruit harvesting early we were able to significantly reduce pest pressure and encourage early fruit ripening. The final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.
French Oak for 11 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.