From the Producer
Our 2015 vintage of La Source Chardonnay continues the great tradition of elegance and richness we’ve come to expect from this site. Sourced from the old-vine Dijon clones in the lower half of a narrow band of 14 vine rows, La Source Chardonnay speaks of our volcanic soils and warm growing season in 2015. The 2015 La Source Chardonnay was gently pressed into new Stockinger puncheons (500L) for spontaneous and indigenous fermentation. The wine completed Malolactic fermentation and was raised sur lie in the same puncheons, for 12 months before being racked to tank. After a light fining with bentonite clay, the wine was bottled without filtering.
"La Source is usually drawn from the top of Seven Springs, where the soils are shallow and the vines most exposed to afternoon breezes. This wine may reflect those circumstances in its concentration, with heady strawberry scents and flavors of unusual density and grip. It’s buoyed by firm, mouthwatering acids and marked on the finish by a hint of clove-y cluster-spice. This has the stuffing to cellar" -Wine & Spirits