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Bonterra Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"An initial impression of rich, buttery cream turns to aromas of honey and toasted almonds, quickly followed by pineapple, lemon and crème brulee. This wine has a refreshing, bright, clean minerality with a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is distinctly Bonterra Chardonnay." Winemaker's notes

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Bonterra Vineyards:
We've been farming organically since 1987. Because it's our belief that organic grapes make better wine.

External Reviews for Bonterra Vineyards Chardonnay

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/17/2013

A hint of oak complements the freshness of fruit and the evident notes of green apple, pear and citrus. Bonterra Chardonnay is aged for several months to develop a rich, creamy texture that gracefully balances its fruit-forward character.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/12/2013

Our organic fruit from Mendocino o ers the characteristic flavors of green apples, pears, and citrus to our chardonnay. We ferment 70% of the juice in a combination of French and American oak, which is allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to create a rich, creamy wine with just a touch of new oak spice. The remaining 30% is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the crisp fresh fruit favors. We age most of the wine using previously-used or neutral oak in order for these fresh fruit characteristics to shine through. New oak was used for just 16% of the wine to give this chardonnay a nice vanilla note.An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely, positively Bonterra Chardonnay...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Our organic fruit from Mendocino oers the characteristic flavors of green apples, pears, and citrus to our chardonnay. We ferment 70% of the juice in a combination of French and American oak, which is allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to create a rich, creamy wine with just a touch of new oak spice. The remaining 30% is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the crisp fresh fruit favors. We age most of the wine using previously-used or neutral oak in order for these fresh fruit characteristics to shine through. New oak was used for just 16% of the wine to give this chardonnay a nice vanilla note.An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely, positively Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage. - Robert Blue, WinemakerTOTAL ACIDITY: 0.62 GRAMS/100MLpH: 3.32RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.39 GRAMS/100MLALCOHOL: 13.5%



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"An initial impression of rich, buttery cream turns to aromas of honey and toasted almonds, quickly followed by pineapple, lemon and crème brulee. This wine has a refreshing, bright, clean minerality with a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is distinctly Bonterra Chardonnay." Winemaker's notes

Dietary Information: Organic


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