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Union Sacre 2016 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley KEG

Union Sacre 2016 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley KEG

VARIETAL(S): 100% Chardonnay
V I N E Y A R D S : Gold Coast
A P P E L L A T I O N : Santa Maria Valley
ALC: 13.8%
CASES MADE: 240
O N  P R O D U C T I O N : Picked at 23,8 brix. 100% destemmed and gently pressed. Cold settled for 2 days in tank before racking off heavy lees
into barrel to begin fermentation. Native ferment completely in barrel. Batonnage was done daily during fermentation. To preserve freshness and acidity, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
ON ELEVAGE: Aged 14 months on fine lees in 60% new, 40% neutral French Oak barrels. Stirred gently weekly, racked only to bottle.
T A S T I N G  N O T E S Lemon curd, jasmine tea, creme bruleé, cinnamon bark, cardamom, Satsumas, white smoke
O N  G O L D  C O A S T : Farmed by long time friend, and multi generational Santa Maria agriculturalist, Gary Burk. Gold Coast captures the essence of the Santa Maria Valley: rustic spice with petal-dense fruit. Situated on a low, sandy loamy mesa, it receives nightly doses of cool ocean fog that linger through morning, providing a long, even growing season.