2016 Chardonnay Cuveé Reserve
NY - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, TX and select states only.
Our classically styled reserve Chardonnay Cuveé was aged 11months in premium Mercier French oak puncheons to provide an exceptionally refined oak infusion and optimal balance between toasty oak and citrus and melon highlights. Puncheons have a much higher ratio of volume to wood surface so the oak aging is much more delicate and balanced than with standard barrels. The finish is soft and creamy and pleasantly smooth, yet dry.
Pairs well with rich seafood and light creamy sauces, as well as lightly grilled white meats and fish.
Recent Vintage Awards
Bronze Medal – 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2013 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Taste & Character
Ageability: Long 5+ years
Total Cases: 100
Harvest Dates: October 2015
Vineyard: Olde Chautauqua Farms
Bottling Date: December 2016
Release Date: January 2017
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 21.5
Titratable Acidity: 6.6 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.62
Alcohol Level: 12%
Residual Sugar: 0
Blend/Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation: Barrel fermented
Aging: 12 months in Mercier French oak barrels
We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders. If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.
Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.
For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.