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Jeb Dunnuck
Melville Winery LLC, 2016 Melville Chardonnay Inox Clone 76

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"Brought up in stainless steel, the 2016 Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox sports a light gold color as well crisp, clean notes of citrus blossom, lots of salty minerality, and white flower notes. Medium-bodied, fresh and crisp on the palate, it has terrific acidity and is an outstanding Chardonnay. Melville Winery has some changes recently with the departure of winemaker Greg Brewer and Chad Melville taking over the winemaking helm. These 2015s are pretty much outstanding across the board, but show the difficulty in the vintage with lighter, racy profiles."
–Aug-17

Melville Winery LLC, 2016 Melville Chardonnay Inox Clone 76


Melville Winery LLC, 2016 Melville Chardonnay Inox Clone 76

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2016 Melville Chardonnay Inox Clone 76
Melville Winery LLC

VINEYARD: 1.8 acre block of clone 76 on the west side of their vineyards planted on extremely sandy soils.

FERMENTATION: Upon immediate pressing, the juice is transferred into two small stainless steel tanks with fermentation lasting three months.

AGING: Aged in cold storage, which also prohibits the onset of malolactic fermentation. The wine then remains on its lees without any disturbance for five months before being bottled in late March.

FUN FACT:"Inox" is a french term for Stainless Steel.

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