Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay is a light-bodied wine that reveals a pure expression of the varietal. The wine opens with aromas of Meyer lemon, Bosc pear and orchard blossoms. On the palate, layers of sweet citrus fruit and melon flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity 0.60 g/100mL
Alcohol Content: 13.2%
Fermentaion: 14-20 day fermentations in stainless steel tanks
The 2017 growing season was cooler and crop yields were significantly lower in comparison to the past two vintages.
The cooler early spring temperatures along with ample soil moisture from winter precipitation and spring rainfall, delayed ripening and helped to retain fresh fruit aromatics and mouthwatering acidity.
Rainfall was minimal from mid-May to mid-August and temperatures were above average in July and August.
Despite cold winter conditions, 2017 gave us concentrated wines with classic Washington state character.
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.