This Late Harvest Chardonnay expresses all the classic elegance and character of Sonoma-Cutrer in a rich and succulent dessert wine. This wine is incredibly lush and viscous with sweet richness and buttercream feel that is balanced by Sonoma-Cutrer’s classic crisp acidity. Fruit flavors of bright peach, pear and apricot mingle with notes of brown sugar and pure honey.
The unique character of Late Harvest Chardonnay is developed in the vineyard. The additional hang time and drying conditions add sweetness to the fruit. The botrytis, or “noble rot,” concentrates the sweetness and adds complexity to the flavors by slowly dehydrating the grapes from within the skins. Grapes were hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed, 55% of the sweet juice was placed in a combination of new and one-year old French oak barrels with the remainder going into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Individual components were then blended to create our cuvée. The wine was bottled and allowed to bottle-age for a minimum of four months prior to release.Download Winemaker Notes
Fermentation55% Barrel, 45% Stainless Steel
Pairs well withBlue Cheese, Cheesecake, Hard Cheeses, Lemon Curd
Recipes to Pair with Late Harvest ChardonnayPumpkin Cheesecake
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