Not too oaky, not too fruity, this Chardonnay is juuuust right! Our secret is to age our Chardonnay is a combination of older barrels and brand-new oak to achieve the right balance of tropical fruit, cream and vanilla.
Tasting NotesThe 2017 Matchbook Chardonnay opens up with aromas of honey and floral perfume framed by a beautiful barrel expression of vanilla and crème brûlée. Flavors of sweet fruit, peach pit, and ripe honeydew melon mingle with subtle notes of tropical fruit and butterscotch. The creamy texture is balanced by a bright, crisp finish. Our Old Head, Estate Bottled Chardonnay is a showcase wine for the Dunnigan Hills terroir.
Winemaker NotesSix different clones of Chardonnay were artfully blended to create this wine. All the grapes were picked at night and delivered to the winery before sunrise to ensure the fruit was crushed when cool. The barrel fermented lots were lees stirred twice a month to enhance texture and mouthfeel. Most of the tank fermented lots were barreled down to complete aging. The Musqué clone 809 was tank fermented where it remained to hold on to all of its special fruit characters. We used yeast “cocktails” (a mixture of our winemaker’s favorite compatible yeasts) on all lots to allow complex fermentation characters to evolve in the wine.
PairingsEnjoy this wine on its own or paired with panko crusted salmon, roasted pine nut chicken or wild mushroom risotto.
Other Notes100% Giguiere Family Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
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