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2017 Le Ciel Serein Chardonnay

Photo of a bottle of 2017 Le Ciel Serein Chardonnay

We call this vineyard “Le Ciel Serein” - The Serene Sky. Rolling hills of exceptional soil are the hallmarks of this site, carefully developed between 2002 and 2004 and planted with Wente clone Chardonnay. This winery exclusive Chardonnay shows a medium yellow golden hue in the glass, presenting cashew nut, crème brulee, stone fruit and sweet grass.

This block has a northerly orientation which enables extended hang time that translates into tremendous flavor development at relatively low sugar levels. The 2017 vintage was no exception. We harvested 2.33 tons of beautiful grapes, slightly bronzed by the sun, on the 5th of September.

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  • Tasting Notes

    In the glass this Chardonnay shows a medium yellow golden hue. The nose offers Meyer lemon, lemon meringue, and lemongrass. But the true appeal of this wine reveals itself when it is first tasted. The entry is juicy with a lovely burst of sweet fruit and a pleasant mouth- watering acidity. The flavors include cashew nut, crème brulee, stone fruit and sweet grass. This is one of our richest and creamiest Chardonnays to date, and the tiny quantity will not last long. 100 cases produced, available only at the winery.

  • Composition

    Vintage: 2017
    Varietal: 100% Estate Chardonnay
    Acid: 0.73g/100ml
    pH: 3.45
    Alcohol: 13.8%