by Wente Vineyards |
Item # 68694
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Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay (750 ml)

About this item

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  • Full-bodied wine with ample acidity and ripe fruit
  • Apple, pear, and Arroyo Seco fruit
  • Aromas of tropical and stone fruits
  • 90% barrel fermented
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
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Description

To complement the rich fruit flavors, we barrel ferment about 90% of this wine in a combination of 60% new and 40% second use French and American oak barrels which adds notes of vanilla and spice and a softer, fuller mouthfeel. 10% is stainless steel fermented, preserving the natural vibrancy of the fruit.

The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation and is barrel-aged sur lie for 8 months. Batonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, is performed every two weeks. This adds a creamy note to the wine and enhances texture and mouthfeel.

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