2011 Unoaked Chardonnay

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To make the purest possible expression of Chardonnay, we started by harvesting a touch early to ensure the cleanest fruit possible.  Then we de-stemmed, crushed and pressed the juice off to ferment to near dryness in a stainless steel tank.  No oak, no malo-lactic fermentation.  Purity. 

Awards

Silver, 2012 Tasters Guild

Silver, 2012 Pacific Rim

Bronze, 2012 Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Vinification

We hand harvested seven tons of fruit from our Matheson Road and Swede Road vineyards on October 6th, 2011.  Stainless steel ferementors were used before this wine was filtered and bottled on February 17th.  

Aroma

Apple, pear and citrus

Flavor

Medium dry, very fruit forward with our signature acidic backbone.acidity. 

Visual

Brilliant, yellow color

Food Pairings

Perfect with whitefish, perch, and shellfish

Winemaker

Shawn Walters

Release Date

June 2011

Cases Produced

369

Price

Retail $16 per bottle

Case price $14.40

Past Vintages

2010 Unwooded Chardonnay

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