Trestle Thirty One 2017 Chardonnay

Trestle Thirty One 2017 Chardonnay


Varietal Composition:
100% Chardonnay

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 13%

Chardonnay grapes from Nutt Road Vineyard, Sulfites

Produced Using:
Settling enzyme, VIN13 yeast, Yeast Nutrients, and Bentonite.

After a wet winter and a Nor’easter named Stella, Spring arrived quickly resulting in an early bud-break. After a single frost event in early May, the vines emerged, luckily with minimal damage and continued growing towards a mild summer. Unlike 2016, which was very dry with minimal precipitation during the growing season, 2017 was exceptionally wet and had very few days above 90°F. During harvest, the cool season gave us bright acidity and delicate flavors perfect for this fresh style of Chardonnay. 

The fruit was hand harvested and gently destemmed. After pressing, the juice was cold settled for 48 hours before being racked to a combination of a single French oak barrel and two stainless steel barrels for fermentation. The juice was inoculated with VIN13 yeast and went through a swift but healthy fermentation followed by full Malolactic fermentation. The wine aged sur lie for 11 months being stirred biweekly by rolling the barrels with a special rack meant to agitate the lees without introducing oxygen. After racking it was gently fined with a small amount of bentonite prior to bottling. It bottled in July of 2018 and was aged in bottle for 12 months prior to release in July 2019.

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