2016 Chardonnay Casteel

2016 Chardonnay Casteel
2016 Chardonnay Casteel

THE CASTEEL CHARDONNAY

Our family name on this reserve Chardonnay is our license to choose our personal favorite lots from the vintage and give them the luxury of a long slow fermentation in barrique. In 2016 we reserved 6 barrels plus a puncheon from our oldest Chardonnay vines, the Wente selection planted in 1977, plus two barrels from Justice Vineyard, Dijon clone 76, planted in 1999. It is a unique blend in the history of our Casteel Chardonnay, yielding a wine of purity and freshness with outstanding structure and concentration.

VINIFICATION: The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in 228 L oak barrels and one 500 L oak puncheon. The wine was aged on the lees with complete malolactic fermentation, and bottled after 15 months in barrel.

WINEMAKER NOTES: Our 2016 Casteel Chardonnay opens with aromas of preserved lemon, brioche, white pepper and ocean air. The palate is both graceful and energetic, displaying the tension of a wine that will age gracefully over the next 8 to 10 years. For complete fact sheet click here.

Alcohol12.90%
Volume750 ml
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