Lingua Franca Chardonnay "Estate" 2017
(Eola Amity Hills, Oregon) - [WE 91]
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $15.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
Lingua Franca Estate Chardonnay is a permanent addition to our wine portfolio. Its aroma is a combination of creamy lemon custard, grapefruit zest, jasmine and vanilla. While it has the richest aroma and texture of all our Chardonnays, it is still lively and bright, lifted by its underlying energy; an excellent expression of our vineyard.
Lingua Franca Estate Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from our home LS vineyard that expresses a distinctively mineral quality in our Chardonnay wines. The Chardonnay blocks are located on the stoniest soils we have sitting over bedrock of 150 feet of red basalt. Half of our original vineyard Chardonnay is planted from CH548 cuttings taken from the fabled Montrachet vineyard in Burgundy, and the remainder is planted to the trusted Chardonnay clone 76.
Ratings & Reviews91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"From vines grown in shallow volcanic soils, this lightly ripened wine cuts a concise path through the palate. With strong elements of mineral, lime, citrus rind and a saline note, it's a wine with verve and definition. The focused green-apple fruit carries just the lightest suggestion of barrel toast." - PG (12/1/2019)