2019 Kistler Chardonnay, La Noisetiers, Sonoma Coast
Region: Sonoma Coast
100% Chardonnay • Sustainable
Kistler is a true standard bearer of quality in California. Blossom and white flowers on the nose and loads of dense but well balanced fruit - peach, apricots, pineapple and pear - on the palate. A fine and complex smorgasbord of fruit. 30 year old vines. Les Noisetiers is a combination of specific lots from within Kistler’s vineyards of designated quality that are situated in far western Sonoma County, near the coast. They began creating Les Noisetiers upon noting that there was an inherent mineral tone which they loved in the lots from their vineyards planted in these coastal sandy Gold Ridge soils.
Hand harvested in September. Native yeast fermentation in French oak barrels. Aged on its lees in the same French oak barrels for 11-18 months in their subterranean, gravel floor barrel rooms. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 422 barrels produced.
Pair with: rich poultry, pork and pasta dishes.