Painter Bridge Chardonnay begins with a canvas of fruit grown in the cool and windy Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, a landscape known for producing Chardonnays of powerful aromatics and distinctive texture. The Chardonnay, designed with an eye toward balance and clarity, is first fermented in older French oak barrels with wild and cultured yeast from the Burgundy region of France to accent pure fruit expression. Immediately after the completion of alcoholic fermentation, the barrels are stirred and the Chardonnay, with its yeast lees, is transferred to stainless steel tanks for additional aging and maturation. To highlight the bold fruit of Painter Bridge Chardonnay, a touch of Muscat Canelli from Monterey County is blended in, enriching the floral character. The blended wine is then cold stabilized, fined and sterile-filtered to bottle. The result is a full-flavored, quaffable Chardonnay with beautiful fruit-forward aromas. This is a wine that is sure to delight its audience.
|Origin:||Arroyo Seco and Monterey County|
|Composition:||98% Chardonnay, 9% Orange Muscat, 3% White Riesling|
|Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel|
|Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100ml|
|Alcohol: 12.82% alcohol by volume|
|Res. Sugar: 0.58 g/100ml|
This 2011 Painter Bridge Chardonnay is pale yellow in color with attractive aromas of peach, pineapple, orange peel and honeysuckle, with just a touch of sweet spice. The aromas are echoed on the silky-textured palate, which is balanced with fresh acidity and richness.
– Jeff Meier, Winemaker
Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favorite pasta, chicken, or seafood dish.