Pali, 2017 Chardonnay 'Charm Acres'
In 2007, we set out to create our own stylistically crisp and fresh Chardonnay, deeply inspired by the lean white wines grown in Chablis, France. Our ‘Charm Acres’ is crafted from Chardonnay grapes grown on premium vineyards on the Sonoma Coast in Sonoma County. This wine is expertly blended to capture the spirit of the region and express the unique flavors associated with Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, showcasing an elegant balance of richness. The Sonoma Coast appellation, known for its cool climate along the Pacific Ocean, produces Chardonnays with a rich, supple mouthfeel. Following harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster direct-pressed prior to a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel. The grapes are fermented in small lots and then aged in 15% new French oak and 85% neutral French oak barrels for 240 days. Partial Malo-Lactic fermentation was inhibited, resulting in a crisp style of Chardonnay.
Aromatically floral and inviting, this is a thick, fleshy and rounded white wine with minimal oak influence that offers balanced tropical flavor and baking spice.