Wren Chardonnay 2019-01-18T16:41:03+00:00

R. STUART & CO. WREN CHARDONNAY

COLORS
golden
AROMAS
lemon zest, almost ripe pear, a little honey and toast
FLAVORS
toasted homemade white bread with honey and butter
STRUCTURE
opens lean, then rich and creamy on the mid-palate with a refreshingly clean finish

 
Food Pairing Ideas
  • Monkfish with Caper Butter
  • Goat Cheese Souffle
  • Roasted Chicken with Herbes de Provence
  • Fettuccini Alfredo with Smoked Salmon
SIMPLE PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
The secret to complex and interesting flavor in grapes is a combination of two things – the right vineyard site and long-hanging fruit. Leaving fruit to hang is harder in a warm vintage like 2015 because the sugars run so high, but one of Rob’s tricks for this is to keep the crop large as that helps to slow down ripening. Like 2014, 2015 was a warm vintage with a lot of fruit. We started picking on September 12th, which is very early for us.
We dragged our feet as long as possible, to let the flavors develop in the vineyard. The warm days but cool nights in September and early October helped to deliver great flavor and the high acidity we like. All the fruit was in by October IOth, and we were very happy with it. We think you will be too. The secret to complex and interesting flavor in grapes is a combination of two things – the right vineyard site and long-hanging fruit. Leaving fruit to hang is harder in a warm vintage like 2015 because the sugars run so high, but one of Rob’s tricks for this is to keep the crop large as that helps to slow down ripening. Like 2014, 2015 was a warm vintage with a lot of fruit. We started picking on September 12th, which is very early for us.
We dragged our feet as long as possible, to let the flavors develop in the vineyard. The warm days but cool nights in September and early October helped to deliver great flavor and the high acidity we like. All the fruit was in by October IOth, and we were very happy with it. We think you will be too.
VINEYARD: The Wren Vineyard is owned by our longtime friends Dai Crisp and PK McCoy who also own Lumos Winery. The vineyard is just outside of Corvallis and one of the coldest sites we work with. Dai farms it organically, of course, as that’s his trademark. Because it’s such a cold site the fruit can hang for a very long time, developing wonderfully complex flavors, while still retaining the high levels of acid we love. The clone is Dijon 76 and the vineyard was planted in 1986. In 2015 we managed to talk Dai out of just a ton of Chardonnay which we picked on September 19th.
TECH SPECS:

Alc: 12.4%, TA: 8.8g/L

pH: 3.18, RS: <0.2 (dry)

COMPOSITION:

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS:

Wren Vineyards

AVA:

Willamette Valley

CASES PRODUCED:

46

2015 WREN CHARDONNAY

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2015 WREN INFORMATION

APPELLATION
Willamette Valley AVA
COMPOSITION
100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS
Wren Vineyard

 
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