In The Vineyard: The Chardonnay grapes are sourced from the coolest blocks of the Carneros Estate vineyards which are between 8 to 26 years old with a soil of clay loam on fractured bedrock. The Clos du Val team started picking grapes on August 28th and
completed harvest on October 9th. The grapes develop real intensity of flavour from a long, cooler growing season.
In The Winery: The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels (20% new) for 10 months.
Food Recommendations: Ideal with roast chicken, guinea fowl, lobster, fish in
a creamy sauce. Also goes well with pancakes with maple syrup of a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of sugar.
Producer: Clos du Val
Winemaker: Kristy Melton
Country of Origin: USA
Region of Origin: California
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Suitable For: Vegetarians and Vegans