2012 Chardonnay

Chardonnay

The 2012  vintage is our ninteenth release of Chardonnay and our first in a screw cap closure. We strive to strike a balance between fruitiness and complexity in our wines. Our goal is to always express the fruit of our vineyard first; why work hard in the vineyard only to mask the true beauty with cellar practices.  Once harvested, we selectively use the tools we have at our disposal as winemakers to shape and complement the wine; surlies aging, and French oak cooperage, both new and old.

Our 2012 Chardonnay is a full bodied wine with true varietal characteristics including hints of pear, kiwi, citrus, and apricots, and delicate undertones of oak and tropical fruits.  The body of the wine is rich and supple, filling the mouth with flavors.  The true nature of Spring Mountain Chardonnay comes through in the mineral characteristic, more reminiscent of a classic Mersault than your typical California Chardonnay.  This wine is best served between 58°F and 65°F.

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Varietal Percentage: 100% Chardonnay.
Age of vines and soil type: 14-28 year old vines planted in deep volcanic soils at a 2000′ elevation.
Date picked: 10/16/11
Harvest Sugar: 24.4 degrees brix.
Fermentation time/Temperature Range: 45 days, 53-61 degrees F.
Fermentation container/maceration: Barrel fermented, 20% New French Oak, 80% 1-3 year old French Oak, No Malolactic.

Alcohol: 14.9%
pH: 3.63
TA: 0.64
V.A.: 0.32 g/100ml.
R.S.: Dry

Length/type of aging: Aged surlies for 4 months. Stirred twice a week.
Bottled: 4/1/10
Number of cases produced: 505 cases.
Winemaker: Andrew T. Schweiger.

Events

  • Nov
    4

    Winemaker Dinner at Corner Kitchen

    Asheville, NC
  • Nov
    5

    Winemaker Dinner at Gideon Ridge Inn

    Blowing Rock, NC
  • Nov
    6

    Winemaker Dinner at Passion 8 Bistro

    Charlotte, NC
  • Nov
    7

    Winemaker Dinner at Wine Maestro Mooresville

    Mooresville, NC

Request Tasting

Please use the Tasting Request form to make an appointment in the tasting room.

The tasting room is open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 4:00pm by appointment.

Contact Details

Schweiger Vineyards

4015 Spring Mountain Rd.

St. Helena, CA 94574

p. 707-963-4882

f. 707-963-7980

svwine@schweigervineyards.com