Adelsheim Willamette Chardonnay - Boutinot
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Adelsheim Willamette Chardonnay 2017

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Adelsheim

David Adelsheim was pivotal in bringing Dijon clones of Chardonnay to the region. This cool climate Chardonnay which showcases the purity and elegance of Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Meet the producer

Inspired by trips to Europe where the "wine and food spoke", David and Ginny Adelsheim first planted a 15 acre site in...

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Production

Following a light whole-cluster pressing in a membrane press, the juice settled for three-to-five days to allow for clarification. A variety of cultured yeasts were used for added complexity. The wine underwent a slow, cool fermentation to retain primary fruit characteristics. 73% of the wine was fermented in neutral barrels, 7% in steel tanks. All of the wine was then aged sur lie in tank for several months to enhance mouthfeel. In order to preserve varietal character the wine did not go through malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

The style of this wine is bright, elegant with crisp acidity. It reflects the cooler northern provence of Oregon with fresh apple, keffir lime, and white flowers with a vein of minerality. The palate shows delicate balance between zesty youthfulness and more textural weight.

Food match

It pairs well with rich seafood and poultry dishes, and hard Alpine cheeses - comté, fontina, cave-aged gruyère.

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