2015 Mirabelle Vineyard Chardonnay | MacRostie Winery
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2015 Mirabelle Vineyard

Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
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About this Wine

Farmed from the lovely Mirabelle Vineyard along Wohler Road, this elegant and age-worthy Chardonnay opens with a bright lime-citrus nose, which is made more compelling by underlying notes of pineapple, peach, and Fuji apple.

Library Selection

91 Points

“The 2015 Chardonnay Mirabelle Vineyard opens with lemon drop, white peach and grapefruit notes with suggestions of crushed stones and toast. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers expressive citrus and stone fruit flavors with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and lively backbone, finishing long with some spices coming through.”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Advocate, April 2017
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Tasting Notes

Mirabelle Vineyard Chardonnay opens with a bright lime-citrus nose, which is made more compelling by underlying notes of pineapple, peach, and Fuji apple. While the palate is graceful and delicate, its lovely balance between lushness and refreshing acidity invites one sip after another!

Accolades
  • 91 Points: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate - April 2017
  • “The 2015 Chardonnay Mirabelle Vineyard opens with lemon drop, white peach and grapefruit notes with suggestions of crushed stones and toast. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers expressive citrus and stone fruit flavors with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and lively backbone, finishing long with some spices coming through.”

Winemaking

The harvested grapes were put directly as whole clusters into our tank press. A gentle press cycle was used to keep tannin and bitterness out of the juice. The juice was then fermented in tank at a very cool 65 degrees F for four weeks. When fermentation was complete, the wine was then barreled down to French oak barrels, about 20% of which were new, unused barrels. This judicious use of new oak gives the wine just a subtle essence of toast and spice but does not overpower Mirabelle’s complex aromas and flavors. After aging for ten months in barrel, the wine was bottled on August 4th, 2016.

Vintage

Mirabelle Vineyard is cordon pruned and planted to clone95 Chardonnay. This clone yields small clusters and small berries, which contribute to pure, concentrated flavors and aromas. After a warm and consistent growing season, we harvested our Mirabelle grapes by hand during the night of September 2nd, 2015, which ensured that the fruit arrived cool and in pristine condition to our winery.

Vineyard

Mirabelle is a beautiful vineyard located along Wohler Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley. It lies on the valley floor, where dense fog frequently settles, keeping the ripening progress at a slow pace. Fertile soil leads to healthy vines thatproduce classic Russian River Valley aromas and flavors.

Technical Notes
  • composition:

    100% Chardonnay

  • alcohol: 14.4%
  • cases made:

    3 barrels
    80 cases

  • bottling date: 08/04/2016
  • aging:

    Aged 10 months in French oak, 20% new

  • fermentation:

    Whole cluster pressed then cold settled for 48 hours, then racked into French oak for primary and malolactic fermentation

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