Elouan Chardonnay, Oregon, USA 2019 (750ml)
While Chardonnay can grow in many different climates, it thrives in cool, temperate regions like Oregon. The name Elouan means ‘good light’, which is reflective of the typically cool summers, yet abundant sunshine, found in this northern winegrowing region.
The 2019 Elouan Chardonnay opens up with beautiful aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and honeysuckle accompanied by notes of violet and apricot. Pale straw yellow in color, it has bright and lively acidity with rich flavors of apple, pear, stone fruit, lemon, and juicy peach. This wine has a smooth and well-balanced mouth-feel, with a lingering and bright finish.
The wine is barrel fermented in French oak (50% new for 14 months undergoing full malolactic fermentation.