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Amaterra Chardonnay Bottle
Amaterra Chardonnay Bottle

2019 CHARDONNAY

Amaterra

WOLF HILL VINEYARD
EOLA-AMITY HILLS AVA
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON

Old vines located on the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA with wide-spaced rows recall another era of Oregon viticulture. This spacing allows a cooling coastal breeze to flow through the vineyard for a long growing season. Whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented, it is an excellent example of a balanced style of Chardonnay. Aromas of honeycomb, lime zest, pear, and brioche carry onto the flavors of citrus and caramel apple.

Wine Facts

VINEYARD INFORMATION:

  • Soil: Jory, Willamette, Nekia, Dupee, Woodburn
  • Elevation: 281-284 ft.
  • Southwest facing
  • Planted in 1996
  • Chardonnay Clones: 67% 96, 33% 76
  • Hand harvested on October 12, 2019

WINEMAKING INFORMATION:

  • Whole cluster pressed
  • Oxidative juice handling
  • Barrel fermented
  • Fermented and aged in French Oak barrels
  • 22% new French Oak

pH: 3.19
TA: 6.6 g/L
Alcohol: 13.4%