2015
Eleanora's Selection

Chardonnay
Description

Named for Count Haraszthy's wife, Eleanora's Selection Chardonnay is harvested from the windswept Hawk Hill vineyard and the late ripening Stubb's Vineyard.

SCORE: DOUBLE GOLD | JANUARY 30, 2018 | AMERICAN FINE WINE COMPETITION

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Complex aromas of jasmine, citrus zest and a touch of nutmeg leap out of the glass of our 2015 Eleanora's Selection Chardonnay.

Palate: 

A textured palate of Fuji apple, lemon creme and dried apricot are complemented with a hint of vanilla caramel and coriander. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

After hand harvesting in early September, the wine was whole cluster pressed, fermented in open top fermenters with lees stirred and hand punch downs. The wine was barrel fermented in tight-grained, IOO% French oak barrels, 30% new, for 13 months and then bottled unfiltered.

 

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.38
  • Total Acidity: 6.6
  • Aging: 13 months in 30% new French Oak
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
Creamy, Mild Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Sautéed Mushrooms
Sauces:
Garlic Butter
Grains:
Toasted Polenta
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