De Loach Heritage Reserve California Chardonay 2013




The 2013 California Pinot Noir is an elegant, well-balanced wine. Offering mouthwatering flavours of cherry and strawberry, it is accented beautifully with just a touch of spice and earthiness. The wine is light in body, with a medium finish.

All the De Loach wines are made and bottled at their estate facility. The Pinot Noir was made from fruit grown in premium vineyards throughout northern and central California, helping to achieve a unique balance of delicate Pinot characteristics and more intense fruit flavours.

Sonoma County experienced fantastic weather throughout the season that was long and provided moderate temperatures for grapes to ripen at the optimal speed. Harvest in 2013 started slightly earlier than previous years in the second week of August, quickly speeding up towards the end of August and throughout September as many varieties ripened at the same time, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both quantity and quality of the grapes were outstanding.

Fruit for this Pinot Noir was primarily sourced from the Delta region of California and underwent minimal handling. A pre-fermentation cold soak was followed by fermentation in closed-top fermenters. Post fermentation warm maceration took place to extract good colour and ripe tannins. A small portion of the wine was barrel aged to add some slight oak complexity, but most was kept in stainless steel in order to stay true to its lighter, food-friendly style.

13.5% abv
De Loach Heritage Reserve California Chardonay 2013
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