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FOSSIL POINT CHARDONNAY, EDNA VALLEY AVA 2017

FOSSIL POINT CHARDONNAY, EDNA VALLEY AVA 2017

Vendor
The Wine Authority
Regular price
$17.50
Sale price
$17.00
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FOSSIL POINT CHARDONNAY IS DESIGNED TO SHOWCASE the bright natural acidity and fresh character of our vineyard sources, located within the Edna Valley AVA. The wine’s vibrancy and purity of fruit are an expression of the nearby cold Pacific Ocean. The grapes are hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed, and cold-fermented in a selection of stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels using classic winemaking techniques. We conduct a very clean malolactic fermentation to moderate the naturally high acidity, and perform battonage (lees stirring) several times monthly in order to build weight and texture on the palate.

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES Vanilla creme and ripe peach fruit notes predominate. The palate is smooth, with spice notes of star anise and ginger. Perfect with shrimp, fresh scallops, or tender flatfish like sole or sanddabs. Versatile enough to be your everyday Chardonnay.

ABOUT FOSSIL POINT In the Edna Valley, near San Luis Obispo, on Calfornia’s Central Coast, our vines are never far from the influence of the sea. Sunny afternoons give way to brisk marine breezes, and the growing season is directly shaped by the seasonal flow of the currents and surface temperature of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Even our soils of calcareous shale and coarse sand were uplifted from the ancient ocean floor and weathered into place over the millennia.

Fossil Point pays tribute to this bond between sea and vine. Located less than five miles from our winery, Fossil Point is a rugged headland with sweeping views of the coastline from Port San Luis to the Guadalupe Dunes. Standing on Fossil Point, you can enjoy the same ocean breezes that are on their way to our vineyards, where they will guide our vines to perfect ripeness

TECHNICAL

Vineyard Sources – 100% Edna Valley AVA

Hand-harvested, Whole-cluster pressed.

Fermented in stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels

pH 3.47, TA 6.4 g/l,

Alc 14.0%, RS 2 g/l (dry) 100% ML

Cases produced: 2200 cases

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