2016 Vineyard Hill Chardonnay
We ferment and age our very popular Vineyard Hill® Chardonnay entirely in stainless steel tanks to preserve its naturally zesty and crisp fruit characteristics.
Grapes. 100% Chardonnay
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. We manage these types for maximum ripeness to allow their fruit and floral aromatics to intensify.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at cool temperature
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Residual sugar. 1.0%
IRF scale. Medium Dry
Aging. In stainless steel tanks
Acidity. pH 3.3, TA 6.9 g/L
Bottle volumes. 750mL and 1.5L Magnum
Bottling dates. January 4 & 31, 2017
Production. 595 cases 750mL (to-date)
Wine series. Vineyard
TTB ID. 16340-001-000411
UPCs. 0-89800-00104-2 (750mL),
Year first produced: 1997
Winemaking notes. Unlike other Casa Larga Chardonnays, Vineyard Hill Chardonnay is unoaked: it is fermented and aged in stainless steel and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. This keeps tannins at a low level and preserves the naturally clean, crisp and fruit-forward expression of the variety.
Enjoying our Vineyard Hill Chardonnay
Availability. At our winery in Fairport; at selected wine and spirits stores and restaurants in New York State; at CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
91 Points, “Highly Recommended”, and Gold
Medal, 2017 Beverage Testing Institute World
Wine Championships (tastings.com)
Aging: Store at cool temperature (55º-60ºF) and out of direct sunlight. This wine, like most unoaked white wines, was produced to be enjoyed while young and fresh, i.e. within roughly 2 years of bottling.
Serving temperature: 55º-60ºF
Tasting notes. Vineyard Hill Chardonnay is a medium-dry unoaked wine with lovely fruit aromas, a touch of minerality and a crisp finish.
Pairing suggestions. Salmon, sushi and other simply prepared fish and shellfish, cured and smoked meats, saltier cheeses.