Morning Fog Chardonnay

107 kr



Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Each summer morning, fog billows inland through the Golden Gate, pushed
by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay. Here, it forms deep fog
banks that rest on the East Bay Hills. In just one place, the Livermore Valley, with its
unique East-West orientation, the fog banks come further east, cooling the air as it goes.
This daily phenomenon creates the Mediterranean or Marine climate found in less than
1% of the world’s land mass. And it makes the San Francisco Bay and Livermore Valley
appellations ideal for growing wine grapes that are beautifully balanced. This
Chardonnay, named Morning Fog, pays homage to this rare climate.
Fermentation: 50% of this wine was barrel fermented in neutral French,
American, and Eastern European oak. The other 50% was fermented in stainless steel
tanks to preserve the natural fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay.
Aging: The barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for 7 months. Batonnage, the art
of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly. The stainless steel portion was aged on
lees for 7 months.
Description: Enjoy aromas and flavors of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by
subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth-filling body and
balanced acidity, this wine delivers a medium-long, refreshing finish.