2014 Iron Horse Vineyards Estate UnOaked Chardonnay 750 mL

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All of our Chardonnay is handled one lot at a time. Only as the grapes arrive at the winery do we decide how to treat them. Sometimes it is straight to the press as whole clusters, while other times a cold soak might be necessary. All of the UnOaked Chardonnay had at least one hour of skin contact in the press to control acidi- ty, to avoid fruit-reducing malolactic fermentation, and to extract bright aromatic and flavor compounds. We then follow with a cold stainless steel fermentation (between 60f and 63f) to retain esters, i.e., brightness, minerality and exotic fruit elements.