Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley la Carrière 2006
La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and regularly the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière with its concentrated “liquid minerality” effectively reﬂects its mountainous origin.
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A highly coveted single vineyard Chardonnay by producer Sir Peter Michael who Robert Parker said \"were at the top of their game\".
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Terroir-driven minerality remains the signature of this vineyard, with aromas of crushed stone, lily, hazelnut and sweet pear. Touches of mandarin orange, acacia, honey and sweet vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Notes of citrus oils, white peaches and lemon highlight the minerality. Rich, intense, and sculpted, presenting wonderful concentration and elegance on the palate, its bright acidity and minerality will allow it to age well over the next 10 years, much like its Burgundian cousins from Puligny-Montrachet
Aged 11 months.
Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast, 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)
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