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Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carrière Vineyard

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"The 2013 Chardonnay La Carrière is unbelievable. Production was almost 900 cases less than in 2014, and you can see it in the concentration of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, white currant, white peach and mineral notes. This magnificent, full-bodied Chardonnay should also last at least a decade. -RP"
–Dec 2015

Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carrière Vineyard


Peter Michael Winery, 2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carrière Vineyard

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2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay La Carrière Vineyard
Peter Michael Winery

La Carrière, French for “the quarry,” aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding 40% in grade. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and usually the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière, with its concentrated “liquid minerality,” effectively reflects its mountainous origin.

Fruit is fermented using native yeast and is 100% barrel-fermented in French oak from artisan coopers. It is barrel aged sur lies for 11 months with weekly bâtonnage and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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