2014 Chardonnay Massachusetts
Close to the southern coast of Cape Cod, chardonnay grapes flourish in the breezes of our Bay State maritime climate. The waters of Long Island Sound moderate the cold New England winters and provide cooling breezes during the summers. We offer this example of premium wine grown and made in Massachusetts for your enjoyment
A full-bodied round wine loaded with cream, melon, apricot, nectarine, & papaya aromas with hints of cardamom and nutmeg on the lingering round finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Alpine-style semi-soft cheeses and a fresh baguettes on a summer day. Smoked onion dips. Excellent paired with New England seafood such as oysters, grilled bluefish, lemon-ginger marinated swordfish steaks, or a rich lobster macaroni and cheese.
Vineyard: Coastal Vineyards, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Aging Protocol: Sur lie aged in stainless steel with full malo-lactic fermentation
Alcohol: 12% ABV Residual Sugar: Dry Production Volume: 755 bottles
Vintage and Production Notes:
The South Dartmouth area along the southern shores of Massachusetts escaped the almost constant summer rains that plagued the rest of the state. As the rains went north, the grapevines in Coastal Vineyards basked in the summer heat. Fall rains brought challenges of maintaining sugar and acidity. Harvested by hand, the grapes were gently destemmed and pressed. The juice was fermented for 2 weeks at less than 65F. A full malo-lactic fermentation while aging on the lees in stainless steel balanced the flavors and acidity while maintaining the intense fruit aromas.