Pearl Morissette - Cuvée Dix-Neuvième Chardonnay
The 2017 vintage gave us wines of classic character and symmetric proportions. Cuvée Dix-Neuvième is a persuasive example for these qualities and a wine that even in its youth shines with poise and class. The bouquet is open, fleshy, but understated.The palate is rich in supple orchard fruit and has equal amounts of translucency, gentleness and arresting precision all leading to a compact and persistent finish.
Vinification and Élevage:
2017 Cuvée Dix-Neuvième is 100% Chardonnay sourced from our 19th street vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. It was harvested on October 16, 20, 24, and 25, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed.
Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily in a combination of old foudres and demi-muids (84%) and concrete (16%) and completed by early spring 2018. The wine was left to age in its fermentation vessels, without battonage for a total of 20 months.
2017 Chardonnay Cuvée Dix-Neuvième was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on September 18 , 2019.
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/L
FS02: 5.1ppm at bottling
Alcohol: 13.5% /vol
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L