Pellegrini Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes:
The 2012 Pellegrini unoaked Chardonnay is bright straw in color with green and yellow highlights.This wine shows fresh aromas of Bartlett pear, Pippin apple, and lemon zest. Flavors are enhanced by a mineral quality and lively acidity. We especially enjoy this style of Chardonnay with appetizers, or with simply prepared unadorned seafood such as marinated Dungeness crab, or sautéed Petrale sole.
Grape:
100% Chardonnay.
 
Vineyards:
In 1973, the Pellegrini's purchased a 70-acre apple, plum & olive orchard on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, developing one of the first vineyards in the region devoted exclusively to these two varieties—which would become known as the Olivet Lane Vineyard, named after the 120 olive trees which line the vineyard's east entrance. It was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, and over the years has been the grape source for many of the Valley’s Pinot Noir luminaries, in addition to the family’s own award-winning Olivet Lane Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production. Today, Olivet Lane is home to Pellegrini Wine Company's state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery, which opened its doors in 2001. We produce small lot wines from our estate grown grapes, as well as select vineyards in the region. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle.
 
   
Limited Production
Alcohol Contents:
14,1% Vol
 

Vinification process:

In contrast to our barrel fermented Olivet Lane Estate Chardonnay, the grapes for this wine are harvested earlier, whole-cluster pressed, fermented and held in stainless steel tanks, and it does not undergo malolactic fermentation. It is bottled in Spring following the harvest and is meant to be enjoyed for its youthful fragrance, apple-like flavors, and bracing acidity.


Aging process:
Stainless Steel.
Main aromas and flavors:
Bartlett pear, Pippin apple, and lemon zest.
 
History Awards:

 
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