Qupé, Chardonnay Y Block, Santa Barbara County, United States, 2016
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The aromas are classic Santa Barbara Chardonnay with hints of pears, apples and citrus, nicely framed with beautiful French oak. In the mouth, the wine is succulent and balanced with fresh acidity.
As with all their Chardonnays, this wine was made using traditional techniques: hand-harvested, whole cluster pressed, chilled for 48 hours in tank, then racked off heavy lees for fermentation. Qupes Y Block Chardonnay was 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak primarily François Fréres Burgundy barrels, 15% new. Aged on the lees for seven months then racked clean to stainless steel for blending and rest before bottling.
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