Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine
Winemaker Bruce McGuire seeks out the Musque clone from the Lafond Vineyard to create this wonderfully aromatic Chardonnay. These vines benefit from the unique microclimate of the Sta. Rita Hills -- ocean fog in the morning, crisp coastal breezes, and gravel rich soil all contribute to the overall experience of this Chardonnay. This wine uses grapes picked at night, pressed with whole clusters, and barrel fermented.
Winemaker Comments: The Musque is a distinctive aromatic clone of Chardonnay. The muscat, citrus blossom perfume makes this clone unique among the other clonal selections that we grow.
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Lafond Vineyard Musque clone Chardonnay is clear gold with emerald undertones. A beautiful bouquet of citrus blossoms, honeysuckle, and orange zest greets the nose. The aromas are followed by flavors of poached pear, candied pineapple and honey. Drink this full-bodied wine with grilled salmon, mild curries, and soft cheeses.
2017 Chardonnay Musqué Clone - Lafond Vineyard
100% Lafond Vineyard Chardonnay
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
October 5, 2017
September 4, 2018
Total Acid: .68
6 barrel lot, one new barrel
16% new oak
100% barrel fermented & 100% malolactic fermentation
8 months sur lie with batonnage
Production: 141 cases
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