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2019 GIV Chardonnay
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2019 GIV Chardonnay
2019 GIV Chardonnay

Bright orange zest, lychee, and jasmine blossom

$18.00club price: $15.30
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Ed and David are very pleased to be releasing our new 2019 Grand Island Vineyards Chardonnay.  This vintage of Chardonnay came into the winery with very high levels of acidity and beautiful fruit character.  We decided to take a slightly different approach to winemaking this year and not use any oak in the production of this wine.  Interestingly, we also used ML fermentation and lees contact to soften the impact of the acidity and to bring complexity to this wine.  It will pair well with a variety of lighter style dishes including sushi, bread and olive oil, ceviche, spring vegetable pasta dishes, and lightly spiced fish cakes.

 

The wine pours a delicate straw color.  The initial aromas are bright orange zest, lychee, and jasmine blossom.  As the wine opens, hints of ripe bartlett pear, honeydew, and crushed oyster shell begin to emerge.  The palate balances between plucky acidity, fleshy fruit, and minerality without becoming too austere.  A prolonged sense of peach and lemon pithe leave the mouth watering for another sip.