Micro-Lot Reserve

Ernest Wente Wineyard

Chardonnay

Livermore Valley

2017

Nottingham Cellars Micro-Lot Reserve wines are produced from the finest vineyards in the Livermore Valley that showcase the region’s ability to grow world class Bordeaux Varieties. Each variety is site specific and was chosen as one of our finest offerings available.

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Tasting Notes

2017 marked a big year for Chardonnay at Nottingham Cellars. We have taken our sourcing from a mix of Monterey and Livermore, to 100% Livermore Valley. Now sourcing from three distinct vineyards within the valley, producing three very distinct wines, each one showcasing the immense caliber and versatility of our growing region. This 2017 Micro-Lot Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the Ernest Wente vineyard creating a style of Chardonnay new to our program. With no oak and no Malo-lactic conversion this Chablis inspired Chardonnay is bright, vibrant and straightforward. Dried apricots, underripe pineapple, freshly sliced honeydew melon and French lemon tart radiate out of the glass inviting you for more. Perfect for the summer, pair this Chardonnay oysters, shellfish, vegitable orecchiette or long days enjoying the sun!

Vineyard Sources

100% Ernest Wente Vineyard

Production

Hand harvested and delivered to the winery the morning of August 30th and pressed whole cluster. Inoculated with vin13 in a stainless steel tank through primary fermentation and no ml conversion. Cellared for 3 months in stainless steel drums before bottling.

Vintage
2017
Wine Type
White Wine
Appellation
Livermore Valley
Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Acid
6.8
pH
3.28
Alcohol %
12.2
Cases Produced
50