Heitz Cellar Chardonnay

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Country: America

Region: California

Producer: Heitz Cellar

Appellation: Napa Valley

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2016

Colour: White

Varietals: Chardonnay

Style: Dry

Serving Temperature: 10

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Description

The grapes sourced from our Trailside Vineyard lean toward stone fruit notes, such as peach, apricot, and
nectarine. The fruit sourced from Oak Knoll vineyard leans toward zesty lemon and lime notes. The rich, ripe fruit character
from the warmer Rutherford vineyard combined with the crisp, light acid in the grapes from the cooler Oak Knoll vineyard
is what makes our Chardonnay unique. The new French oak gives the wine vanilla and baking spice flavor without
overpowering the varietal flavor. Our Chardonnay is made in more of a Burgundian tradition, rather than the typical
California style. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation, so we do not get the heavy buttery notes.

Winemaking

Climate: Mediterranean 

Soils: Mixed, from multiple vineyard sites

Vinification:
Manual Harvesting. The grapes are gently pressed, then moved into stainless steel tanks, and cold ferment for 2 weeks. After fermentation, 20% of the wine is put into new, tight-grain French oak barrels. (Coopers for the barrels are Frances and Troy.) The other 80% is put into neutral wood tanks and stainless-steel tanks. The lees are stirred every 2 weeks. This process is called bâtonnage and helps give the wine a creamy texture. The 2016 Chardonnay spent 9 months in barrel and receives. No malo-lactic fermentation.Aging for 9 months in 20% new French oak barrels. 
 
Technical Data 
Alc %: 13.5%
Acidity : 6.9 g/l
pH: 3.15
Residual sugar :0.32 g/l