The 2018 Elouan Chardonnay has an aroma of acacia blossoms and rose petals with citrus and white pear. Pale straw yellow in color, this Chardonnay has bright acidity with light oak followed by lime zest and a touch of nectarine.
While Chardonnay can grow in many different climates, it thrives in cool, temperate regions like Oregon. The unique climate, diversity of soil types and the gentle sunlights influence on both canopy and fruit form the foundation of this wines character. In the cellar, we focus on whole-cluster light pressing of the grapes and allowing them to cold settle. The wine is then barrel fermented in French oak (50% new) for 14 months undergoing full malolactic fermentation.