Displaying the signature aromatics of Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay, the 2018’s nose is loaded with scents of lemon zest, orange blossom, quince, and verbena. Always a wine with fresh acidity and great texture, this Savoy has a compelling palate of white peach, Meyer Lemon, and hints of brioche. Subtle hints of toast and honey complete the finish.
Our estate, Savoy Vineyard, long-recognized as a benchmark vineyard in Anderson Valley, is located in the “Deep End” of the valley, west of the town of Philo. The maritime influence and moderate daytime temperatures contribute to the wine’s balance, acidity and elegant flavor profile. This wine is made of a blend of Wente and Prosser clonal selections.
The fruit was harvested on September 27th and October 4th at an average of 23.3° Brix, then whole cluster pressed to tank and settled for 24 hours. Fermentation occurred in 11% new 500-liter French oak puncheons, and the wine was aged sur lie for 18 months.