Manzoni Santa Lucia Highlands Lucia Highland Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Hand harvested fruit was immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks to settle for 72 hours prior to being transferred to a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tank for fermentation. After the completion of primary fermentation, the young wine was allowed to go through 100 percent malolactic fermentation to add complexity and a supple mouthfeel.

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  • 2008

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Manzoni Estate Vineyard:
Manzoni Estate Vineyard was founded in 1999, with the planting of the lush Home Vineyard which is located on six acres in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is here, amidst the beauty of central California's Salinas Valley, that the Manzoni Family along with winemaker David Coventry produce a premium brand founded on our family name. It is our hope that you enjoy consuming these artful vintages as much as we enjoy creating them.

Tasting Notes:

Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands is always loaded with incredible fruit intensity and rich flavor. Ripe Bosque pear and tropical aromas of pineapple and banana accentuate the nose. Through the process of “sur lee” aging the wine has developed a soft texture with medium weight and aromatic notes of hazelnut and crème brulee. A touch of citrus and French oak are also evident.

Hand harvested fruit was immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks to settle for 72 hours prior to being transferred to a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tank for fermentation. After the completion of primary fermentation, the young wine was allowed to go through 100 percent malolactic fermentation to add complexity and a supple mouthfeel.

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397 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Aged 10 months in Steel.

Notes: 50% used French oak barrels, 50% Stainless barrels.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.65
Sugar: 0.2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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