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The 600 cases of 1998 Chardonnay La Carriere tips the scales at a hefty 14.1% alcohol. Made from a vineyard planted on a steep, rocky hillside, it exhibits aromas of white peaches, honey, pears, subtle new oak, and citrus. Full-bodied and complex, with good underlying acidity, this wine is reminiscent of a Burgundian Corton-Charlemagne. It should drink well for 5-6 years.
The use of indigenous fermentation in the low yielding 1998 vintage really brings out the perfume and extract of this wine. Cuvee Indigene exemplifies our efforts to capture the pure essence of a vineyard through the use of indigenous fermentation to highlight the purity of the fruit. This creates a focused and seamless wine, one that shows off the vineyard's mountain terroir. Using classic Burgundian winemaking techniques, only indigenous yeasts present on the grapes were used to ferment this wine. Fermenting the wine this way takes 3 to 4 times longer than the conventional method of adding commercially cultured yeasts. This long, slow barrel fermentation creates optimal conditions for the development of complex aromas and flavors and imparts a distinct silky texture and long finish.
The 1998 Cuvee Indigene shows a classic nose with its intense perfume of candied apricots and citrus skin. Deeply aromatic, it also displays a complex myriad of brioche, hazelnut and mango intermingled with notes of mineral and clove. Extracted fruit flavors fill the palate, balanced by French oak tones of toast and smoke. Its purity and persistent length complement the wine's richness. This cuvee will evolve in the bottle another 4 to 6 years from release.
474 cases 750 ml bottles and 1 20 1.51. bottles produced.
Aged 10 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% of cuvee made using only indigenous yeast 100% barrel-fermented in 75% French oak barrels from the cooperage of Francois Freres
|Alcohol: 14.1%||pH: 3.62|
|Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter|
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