2022 North Fork Chardonnay
Ready to try a different breed of Chardonnay? While our Chardonnay still offers that warm bread finish typical to most, ours relinquishes some of the stronger vanilla notes in favor of enhanced aromatics and varietal characteristics of apple and pear. This change is due to the stainless steel in lieu of oak aging. The strong body, brie and bread notes of this wine were developed via sur lee aging on the yeast lees for an extended timeframe in stainless steel.
Varietal Specifics: 100% Chardonnay
Grower: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island, New York
Brix at Harvest: 21
Harvest Date: September 23, 2022
Quantity Produced: 200 Cases
Fermentation + Bottling: Shepherd's Run
Primary Fermentation Time: 16 days
Secondary (mL) Fermentation Time: 45 days
Sur lee aging: 7 Months on gross lees.
Bottle Date: June 6, 2022
Cold Stable: Yes, 35 days of chilling in stainless steel. No chemical additions.
Heat/Protein Stable: We chose not to add Bentonite to this wine post fermentation in order to maintain its high phenolic content. As such this wine may become cloudy if stored in excessive heat. The wine aroma and flavor will not be affected, however its crystal clear appearance may be impacted. To prevent this cloudy appearance please take care to store this perishable wine in an environment less than 85 degrees Fahrenheit.