LOVE, OREGON CHARDONNAY

COLORS
pale straw
 
AROMAS
green apple, ripe yellow pear, very citrusy- lemon and lime
 
FLAVORS
all things lemon – lemon zest, lemon candy, lemon curd
 
STRUCTURE
very bright beginning, followed by a balanced mid-palate, then a clean and bright finish

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Seared Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Chicken with Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce
TINGA PIE

The wet, cool spring delayed bloom in the vineyard until late June, setting the stage for a welcome later harvest than the previous few. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer months, which prompted a great deal of thinning. Sometimes it looked like half the crop was on the ground! We kicked off our 2017 harvest on September 27th with Chardonnay. After that, we waited. We like to make sure each vineyard has a chance to fully ripen so the flavors are as rich and complex as possible. Once we really got started though, all that fruit started coming in droves! We had to hold off picking sometimes to find places to put it. Hirschy is our warmest site and it came in with 20% more fruit than expected. Next came Daffodil Hill at 2 ½ tons per acre. On and on it went. We appreciated the cool, dry weather, which allowed us more time. It also helped keep the acidity high and the pH low, lending great structure to the wines.

 
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 12.5%, TA: 7.9 g/L

pH: 2.91, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARD:

100% Courting Hill

AVA:

Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

109

2017 LOVE, OREGON CHARDONNAY

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VINEYARD INFORMATION

 

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley
 
COMPOSITION
100% Chardonnay
 
VINEYARDS
Courting Hill