Cardwell Hill Cellars - Bard Chard Chardonnay 2018

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THE BARD CHARD 2017 ESTATE BOTTLED CHARDONNAY CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE VINEYARDS by LIVE AND SALMON SAFE Cardwell Hill Cellars is a family-owned and operated Oregon winery producing over 8,000 cases per year. Sustainable agriculture practices are used to achieve premium quality fruit that is hand-harvested. These practices are certified sustainable by Salmon Safe and LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Enology) the parent organizations. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival provided inspiration for our Willamette Valley Chardonnay label. The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare himself, graces the front label. Cardwell Hill Chardonnay is produced by whole cluster pressing soon after the harvest bins are brought in from the vineyards. After settling, the juice is fermented French oak barrels to complete the aging process. Cold stabilization is followed by bottling on our own modern bottling line. The result is a dry wine with a golden hue and a refreshing taste. This estate-bottled wine is produced solely from our vineyards Vineyard: 100% Cardwell Hill Cellars Chardonnay Fruit Viniferia: Dijon 96 clone of Chardonnay Harvested: Mid October 2017 Brix: 22.5 – 23.5 Alcohol: 13.15% pH: 3.05 R.S. 4.2 gm/l Bottled: August 21, 2018 Produced: 110 cases The wine has a beautiful soft golden color and a light fruity nose. The mouth feel is clean with a hint of butter and a slight taste of apple. Cardwell Hill Chardonnay will enhance a salad luncheon and is the perfect companion for seafood and poultry. Sip on a warm summer day with a toast to THE BARD! Drink by mid – 2020.