St. Innocent Anden Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
Chardonnay clusters are whole cluster pressed, settled overnight, and barrel fermented in French oak barrels. The Anden Chardonnay sees approximately one-quarter new oak and the Freedom Hill is fermented entirely in used barrels. The lees are stirred weekly for 3-4 months and the wines are left on their lees for one year. Malolactic fermentation (ML) is complete, however the effect is limited due to the small amount of malic acid present at harvest. The style is similar to white Burgundy with an emphasis on balanced ripeness, complexity, texture, and acidity. Incredible with food, especially seafood and small birds.