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Au Bon Climat 'Santa Barbara County' Chardonnay 2022-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Au Bon Climat 'Santa Barbara County' Chardonnay 2022

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  • TASTING NOTE: A beautiful example of the Au Bon Climat style. Flavors and aromas of citrus and stone fruit, are finished with a beautiful lemon/lime zest note. The flinty, stony aromas stand out, while in the background is an intriguing spice note of clove and nutmeg from sur lie barrel aging.
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Santa Barbara County has the climate and terroir that allows Au Bon Climat to consistently make balanced and lively Chardonnays year after year. The 2022 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is from five well-farmed vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Los Alamos Vineyard, Rancho Real, Gold Coast and Premier Coastal Vineyard. Throughout the month of September, the fruit is carefully handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. After harvesting, the grapes are whole cluster pressed, and juice is quickly settled, chilled, and put to barrel. Barrel fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation are completed. The following summer the lots are blended and wine bottled. Sur lie barrel aging in somewhat neutral François Frères barrels for 8 months provides an intriguing spice note of clove and nutmeg. The wine will keep on developing and gain in complexity for the next decade.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: In 1982, Jim Clendenen decided, along with Adam Tolmach, to start a winery dedicated to Burgundian varietals in leased quarters. Adam left in 1990 to pursue his own efforts leaving Jim solo at the helm. Through careful re-investment from its own production, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well exposed vineyard") has grown to over 50,000 cases annually. Au Bon Climat sources fruit from several of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Central Coast. These include Clendenen’s own vineyards, Le Bon Climat and Rancho La Cuna, in addition to estate plantings at the legendary Bien Nacido Vineyard. The winery has cultivated an international reputation for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are classically styled wines of balance, restraint and longevity. 
  • COUNTRY: USA
  • REGION: California
  • SUB-REGION: Santa Barbara County
  • VARIETAL: Chardonnay
  • WINE STYLE: White Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Jim Adelman
  • CLASSIFICATION: Sustainable Farming
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 13.5%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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