Alba Chardonnay 750ml - 03902
Alba’s 93-acre estate is nestled in the rolling hills of Warren County, specifically on the north side of the Musconetcong river valley, a tributary of the Delaware river. We are a part of the Warren Hills AVA where our vineyard rests between the elevations of 250’ and 650’ above sea level providing the farm with ample drainage of cold air; which helps to mitigate spring frosts and prolong our growing season. Hand harvested at optimal ripeness at the beginning of September. Whole cluster pressed, fermented and aged sur lies in 100% Francois Freres, 40% new, 60% one year used French oak barrels. In late autumn, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to help soften the finish and broaden the palate with additional layers of complexities. Our 2018 Estate Chardonnay is truly a vineyard driven wine. Beautifully crafted with Burgundian techniques rendering a creamy, multifaceted wine with layers of fig, pear, and melon ~ supported by ample acidity. Pure and minerality mid-pallet with a powerful finish that offers a finely textured toasty oak and silkiness.