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2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Dunnigan Hills Old Head Chardonnay

Our Estate Bottled Chardonnay is a showcase for the Dunnigan Hills terroir, with lush, full, rich tropical characters.

History of success
2015 Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 89 points and Editors' Choice from Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and oaky, this wine gives plenty of flavor at a reasonable price."



$14.99 per Bottle
$179.88 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

Luscious with rich tropical fruit characters, the 2016 Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay is a showcase wine for the Dunnigan Hills terroir. This straw colored Chardonnay has tropical aromas of mango and melon complemented by hints of toasty oak. Flavors of crème brûlée are mellowed by pineapple, pear and ripe melon. An opulent Chardonnay that is balanced by a lingering fruit driven finish with lovely notes of butter and toasted marshmallow.

Winemaker Notes

Six different clones of Chardonnay were artfully blended to create this wine. All the grapes were picked at night and delivered to the winery before sunrise to ensure the fruit was crushed when cool. Clone 809 (the most exotic clone) was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the honeysuckle and orange blossom characters. The other clones were barrel fermented and received 100% aging in a combination of French, hybrid American, and Hungarian oak barrels. We used yeast “cocktails” (a mixture of our winemaker’s favorite compatible yeasts) on all lots to allow complex fermentation characters to evolve in the wine. We stirred the lees weekly for eight months to enhance texture and flavor.

Pairings

Enjoy this wine on its own or paired with panko crusted salmon, roasted pine nut chicken or wild mushroom risotto.

Other Notes

100% Giguiere Family Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
Acid .63
PH 3.86
Residual Sugar .28
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml