Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Point Rouge 2002
Point Rouge, our rarest Chardonnay, is our winemaker's selection of the absolute top barrels from the entire vintage. Through tasting and blending trials these special barrels were singled out because of their exceptional quality and how they enhanced the overall blend. From the 2002 vintage, 16 barrels were gradually isolated from the original 230 barrels produced. The final cuvee was completed in December 2003 and is comprised of 11 barrels from the vineyards of La Carriere, Belle-Cote and the Alexander Mountain Estate. The judicious assemblage benefited from an extended 'sur lies' maturation.
Food Pairings for Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Point Rouge
The 2002 Point Rouge is truly extraordinary and defined, offering richness, complexity and elegance. Orange rind, citrus oils, marmalade, Golden Delicious apple, William pear, acacia, candied pineapple and wet stone notes create, with hints of honeysuckle, caramel, chestnut skin, white truffle and coconut, an extremely refined and already complex bouquet. Multi-dimensional, rich and seamless on the palate and an extraordinary persistence. 2002 Point Rouge will gain even more complexity in 3-4 years and should age gracefully for at least a decade.
248 cases 750ml bottles, 5 cases 1.5L bottles produced.
Aged 16 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% naturally fermented using native yeast 100% barrel fermented (French oak from selected artisan coopers)