Lange Estate Winery Chardonnay "Three Hills Cuvee" 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Lange Estate Winery is pleased to debut this Chardonnay, a stunning blend from three premiere vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley -- Lange Estate Vineyard , Freedom Hill Vineyard , and Durant Vineyards. Each site is a distinctive expression of its relative terroir with different soil types, elevations, and clonal selections. In combination, these vineyards lend specific and unique characteristics to a masterfully integrated blend crafted by winemakers Don Lange and Jesse Lange. Dubbed “Lingerie Chardonnay” by Jesse Lange, this wine is fermented partially in stainless steel (naked) and neutral French oak (lightly cloaked), lending it richness while maintaining the crisp acidity for which Lange white wines are known. The high-toned nose displays hints of lush peach and cantaloupe, with accents of lime zest and flint. The round, rich palate bursts with dried passionfruit, green pear, and melon, with appealing notes of pomelo, almond, and sweet basil. The finish is long and lush with crisp acidity. This Chardonnay demands your attention from first sip to supple finish and is truly a wine not to be missed!

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Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards:
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that e... Read more
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that express terroir and dedicated stewardship. Known for his even hand, Winemaker Don Lange crafts beautifully balanced wines from estate fruit, sustainably and organically farmed in the famed red Jory soil of the prestigious Dundee Hills appellation. To further supplement their 15,000 case production, the Langes purchase additional fruit from renowned vineyards in the surrounding area. Long-standing relationships with these talented growers have helped the winery establish a well-deserved reputation for consistency and complexity in the wines. In addition to Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, Don bottles at least six different Pinot Noirs, paying meticulous attention to each lot of wine. While guiding its journey through a careful barrel regime, he blends as he sees fit or bottles his favorites as single-vineyard offerings. Don is joined by his son Jesse in these endeavors; thus the Lange Estate legacy continues with Jesse's expert contributions in both the cellar and the vineyard. Read less

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Lange Estate Winery is pleased to debut this Chardonnay, a stunning blend from three premiere vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley -- Lange Estate Vineyard , Freedom Hill Vineyard , and Durant Vineyards. Each site is a distinctive expression of its relative terroir with different soil types, elevations, and clonal selections. In combination, these vineyards lend specific and unique characteristics to a masterfully integrated blend crafted by winemakers Don Lange and Jesse Lange. Dubbed “Lingerie Chardonnay” by Jesse Lange, this wine is fermented partially in stainless steel (naked) and neutral French oak (lightly cloaked), lending it richness while maintaining the crisp acidity for which Lange white wines are known. The high-toned nose displays hints of lush peach and cantaloupe, with accents of lime zest and flint. The round, rich palate bursts with dried passionfruit, green pear, and melon, with appealing notes of pomelo, almond, and sweet basil. The finish is long and lush with crisp acidity. This Chardonnay demands your attention from first sip to supple finish and is truly a wine not to be missed!

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411 cases produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Aged 6 months in French Oak.

Aged 6 months in Steel.

Notes: This Chardonnay blends both stainless steel and neutral French oak components.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.2%

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