Domaine Le Seurre Unoaked Chardonnay
This straw-colored Chardonnay leads off with a refreshing bouquet of floral aromas, then pineapple and honey, which is closely followed by citrus and tropical flavors. A slight minerality complements the crisp green apple finish.
The juice is fermented 100% in stainless tanks. While on its lees (batonnage sur lies), the wine is hand stirred once per month for 9 months. This process develops additional complexity of flavors and aromas. No sulfur addition before fermentation (preoxydation of the juice). Fermentation is done at cool temperatures (41-57 Farenheit).
This cold temperature helps the yeast to ferment the sugar slowly. (Fermentation finished in June 2016). This helps the yeast to produce fine aromas with some fine lees. The wine keeps a good carbon dioxide level because of the long fermentation so the first addition of sulfite happens at the end of fermentation.
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Sébastien and Céline Leseurre are a French husband and wife winemaking team living and working in the Finger Lakes. When they first moved to New York, they explored the Finger Lakes by visiting and sampling grapes from the many different terroirs — geography, geology, and climate of a certain place — and soon determined this is the best place to grow beautiful grapes and craft fine wine together.
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