- Reference #:
- 13.5 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
Handley Cellars Chardonnay 2013
The 2013 Mendocino Chardonnay was made by combining fruit from two certified organic vineyards: one in Anderson Valley Estate and Haiku Vineyards, located in a warmer inland region.
The wine was fermented primarily in stainless steel with a small portion going into older, neutral puncheons (500L) avoid any oaky flavors. The stainless steel portion went through complete malcolactic fermentation to soften the wine but because the fruit was grown in a warmer region with little malic acid it did not develop any buttery characteristics. No eggs, dairy or other animal products were used in the production of this wine
The result is a Chardonnay with tropical fruit notes and a soft full bodied texture. This wine is a perfect complement to light cream soups, rich fish and spring salads.