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2018 Marsh Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

2018 Marsh Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

About the Marsh Estate Chardonnay

Since 2014, ROCO has produced Chardonnays from this low elevation jewel estate, located in the eastern portion of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Tucked just west of the Dundee Hills, Marsh Estate Vineyard starts at a 250ft elevation and ascends steeply to a peak elevation of 320ft at the end of an exposed ridge line. This exposure ensures maximum sunlight, and combined with soil derived from marine sandstone, gives the wine a lovely depth and finesse with a lively finish.

WINE MAKING PROCESS

ROCO Chardonnay is handpicked and then chilled overnight at 38˚ F in a large storage room. The chilled bunches are then pressed and the juice is sent to a tank. After settling in tank, the juice is inoculated and racked to neutral oak where is completes fermentation. After the primary fermentation, the young wine goes through a second malolactic fermentation in order to soften the acidity and to add further complexity. The wines are then racked to a mix of new and neutral French oak. There they rest for at least five months before bottling.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

"Look for aromas of honey, phlox/honeysuckle floral, and hint of mandarin orange. Smells like Springtime!

The flavor is fresh, bright, clean, and leaves the taster with a smile. Honeysuckle blossom, mandarin, vanilla are preludes to pear sauce and quince fruit flavors. Beautiful balance of acidity and ripe fruit leads to a “sweet” long finish."

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SKU: 2018_MECH
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Alcohol %
13.5
California Proposition 65 Warning

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