Grown in pure volcanic soils, upwards of 820 feet, our La Belle Promenade Chardonnay is sourced from vineyard blocks through out the site. Pronounced aromas of meyer lemon, green and golden apple, pear, spice, and ocean breeze abound. The palate, framed with racey acidity and generous texture, boasts minerality, orchard fruits, and a streak of salinity. 100% barrel fermented and aged, this suprsingly lean Chardonnay will change the way you think about this grape. Enjoy today or over the next seven years.
92 Points James Suckling & 92 Points International Wine Report
This wine opens with an alluring nose and palate showcasing peach, white flowers, minerality and the
signature mouthwatering saline-like character that we have come to expect from this bottling. A well integrated use of French and Austrian oak adds spice and a pronounced confectionery texture to this complex wine ending with a long, lingering finish.
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard AVA: Chehalem Mountains • Elevation: 700-820 Ft. • Exposure: North East/ South West Soils: Volcanic (Saum/ Nekia) • Clones: 76 & 95 • Native Yeast Fermentation Farming Practices: Dry farmed/ Organic Principles - La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of mainly Saum and some Nekia soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The vineyard was planted in 2014 to 26 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Chardonnay and 2 acres of Pinot Meunier. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie. - Our youngest vineyard, this estate is planted to 33 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier on Saum, Nekia and, on the western portion, a thick layer of fractured basalt.
Bottled September 2018 | Whole Cluster Pressed | 3.33 pH | T.A. 6.1 | 12.9% ABV | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (24% New) | 100% Chardonnay
Only 377 Cases Produced