2015 Reserve Chardonnay

Our Reserve Chardonnay spends its entire life in French Oak.  It is a complex wine expressing fruit notes, with a rounded acidity from the malolactic fermentation and with a nice subtle hint of oak.  Enjoy lightly chilled before dinner or pair with your any of your favorite summer foods.

VINIFICATION

Our 2015 Reserve Chardonnay was harvested in late September.  After pressing, we feremented this in unique double-sized French oak barrels.  Fermentation was slow given the temperature in the cellar completing malolactic fermentation by April.  We let this wine hang out in the barrel for another few months before bottling.

AROMA

Lush fruit including birght lemon, pineapple with a hint of toasty vanilla

FLAVOR

Dry, robost mouth feel expressing pear, apple and lemon with a oak influence and a nice, long finish

VISUAL

Brilliant, yellow color

FOOD PAIRINGS

Excellent food pairing wine.  Ideal with richer dishes of chicken, turkey or pork accomanied by a nice rich side dish

RELEASE DATE

August 2016

PRICE

Retail $24 per bottle

Verterra Winery  •  103 E. River Street  •   Leland, MI 49654  •  231.256.2115