2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay
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2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay
2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay

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The 2017 Vintage began slightly early with budbreak in the last week in February amongst our earliest blocks. Weather was mild during flowering and bloom, but there was a good amount of wind throughout spring which limited yields to around One Ton Per Acre in the Chardonnay. Summer weather was warmer than average, with the weather cooling down in September. This allowed for a long 21 plus day picking window for the Chardonnay fruit which came in after several small picks spaced out over several weeks. For the first time we experimented with using a concrete tank to ferment and age some of the Chardonnay wine. Our First Flight blend is a combination of 90% new French Oak barrels and 10% concrete tank. Made from less than One Ton of fruit picked at the end of the vintage. The 10% addition of the concrete tank balances out the richness of the new French Oak. This wine shows powerful minerality and richness young and will continue to integrate and benefit with extended aging.

Harvest Date: September 30th

Yield: 1 Ton Per Acre harvested by hand, night harvest.

Clone: 96 & 15

Ph: 3.20

Brix at Harvest: 23.3 Brix Alcohol: 13%

Vinification: 100% Whole Cluster pressed and barrel and concrete fermented sur lees with no stirring or racking. 100% Full native malolactic fermentation.

Yeast: 100% Native yeast

Oak: 90% New

Aged 16 Months in Barrel.

Concrete: 10% Total concrete vertical tank from Vino Vessel Aged 16 months in tank.

Winemaker: Garrett Bowlus