All of the Rued Clone grapes had at least two hours of skin contact in the press and were fermented in small, water bent, French oak barrels. Frequent lees stirring or ’batonnage’, at least three times a week for over seven months, contributes to the full and creamy mouth-feel.
By nose: ripe red apple, vanilla and lemon zest. By mouth: classic “Rued” profile i.e. a hint of “musque”, lemon zest and lime. Beyond the fruit flavors is a steely minerality and lemony acidity that get the mouth watering.
100% water bent French Oak
531 cases produced
100% Rued Clone Chardonnay
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with grilled sea food such as trout, sea bass, red snapper, swordfish or lobster. Adding floral citrus flavors to finish your fish, such as Meyer lemon, Rangpur lime or Buddha’s hand would accentuate the wine’s characteristic aroma.
Limited production, no wine club discount.