Wyncroft 2012 Estate Chardonnay, Avonlea Vineyard, Lake Michigan Shore
Item Number: 10955
Sub Region: Lake Michigan Shore
Appellation/AVA: Lake Michigan Shore
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Avonlea Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: Avonlea vineyard is Wyncroft’s flagship, planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling in 1990. It is a ten-acre precious plot of land located just ten miles off the Lake Michigan coast. Five acres are dedicated to Chardonnay vines.
Winemaking Notes: The Avonlea Chardonnay is a barrel-fermented wine using Burgundy yeast. The wine is aged for around 18 months in a combination of used and new French oak. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: This Chardonnay is rich and creamy showing notes of golden delicious apple, buttery lemon curd, vanilla custard and hazelnut. It is a lovely pairing for the Midwest fall and winter seasons.