Pearl Morissette - 2015 Chardonnay
11.5% ALC. / VOL.
Lavish and unctuous, the colour of melting gold. Another child of the gilded 2015 growing season, this is a Chardonnay of indulging richness. Its opulence needs no excuse, yet it almost feels like a guilty pleasure. A seam of brightness rolls through the middle of the sumptuous palate and keeps the flavours glowing, and the wine – vivid in its fullness.
2015 Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay sourced from our 19th street vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. It was harvested on October 1st and 2nd, 2015; hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed.
Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily in a combination of old foudres (90%) and an old demi-muid and barrel (10%) and completed by early spring 2016. The wine was left to age in its fermentation vessels, without battonage for a total of 22 months.
2015 Chardonnay was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on September 26th , 2017.