2020 Constantin Chardonnay
The 2020 Cuvée Constantin Chardonnay is beautifully complex, rich and intriguing with classic Willamette Valley tension.
Intriguing aromas of lemon meringue, lime rind, pear, and wool, play with hints of caramelized coconut flakes and almond flour. Flavors of classic lemon curd, quince, ripe pear and yellow apples remind us of the orchard fruits that once called the hillsides of La Belle Promenade home. Beautifully complex texture and fresh acidity have us convinced this wine is ready to release as it will pair well with this season’s fresh fall flavors and cooling temperatures.
100% La Belle Promenade Vineyard | Chehalem Mountains AVA | 700 - 800’ Elevation | Northeastern & Southwestern Exposure | Volcanic Soils, Jory & Nekia | Planted to Mixed Pinot Noir Clones | La Belle Promenade Vineyard is planted to 36 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Grüner Veltliner and Aligoté. It sits on top of volcanic soils, with the western portion of the site consisting of a thick layer of fractured basalt. Due in part to its high elevation, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie.
Bottled August 2021 | 386 cases | pH 3.17 | TA 6.9 | 25% New French and Austrian Oak | Native Yeast Fermentation | 100% Whole Cluster | 100% Chardonnay
Cellar Select, Oregon Wine Press