Clone 45, also known as French 77, is a clonal selection of Chardonnay originally from France's Cote d'Or. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months, bringing out the aromatic qualities of the grape and adding a vanilla quality.
Our Chardonnay is crushed and de-stemmed immediately to press, then the juice is fermented in French oak barrels. While in barrel, the wine goes through a malolactic fermentation that naturally creates a light buttery flavor and smooth mouth feel.
Vibrant aromas of pineapple, melon, honeysuckle and light grapefruit that remind us of the tropics. On the palate an elegant mix of citrus, lychee, pear and pineapple flavors pair up with faint notes of melon, soft lemon zest and a spicy finish.