2020 Division Chardonnay "Un"
Willamette Valley AVA
Our Chardonnay “Un” is a cuvée of our exceptional organic and biodynamic Chardonnay sites in the Willamette Valley. The fruit for this bottling is almost equally repartitioned between Johan Vineyards, located in the new Van Duzer AVA, our younger vines at Eola Springs Vinyeard, a superb new site called Royer Vineyard in the Eola Amity Hills AVA, and our long term “estate-like” leased vines at Cassin Vineyard the Yamhill Carlton AVA, giving us a truly cross AVA look into Willamette Valley Chardonnay.
We utilized the pied de cuve (vineyard native yeast cultivation) build up, a technique that we now use for nearly all of our ferments. This method, especially with the Chardonnay ferments, has resulted in a gorgeously complex final wine with happy and robust primary fermentations. These fermentations were long and cool in our French and Austrian oak barrel program –each of our barrel selections is tailored to the unique vineyard site to restrain oak flavor impact without losing valuable tannin and numerous compounds that enhance structure and elegance.
Alc 12.7% // pH 3.31 // 575 cases