2022 Chardonnay

Truchard - Chardonnay - Label ImageTRUCHARD VINEYARDS 2022 Chardonnay

Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Chardonnay is located throughout the southern part of the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The vines range from 26 – 48 years old and benefit from the various marine soils, gently sloped terrain, and cooler temperatures – conditions that make the Carneros region ideal for growing Chardonnay. They produce aromatic wines with tropical fruit characteristics and a unique spicy element.

Vintage Notes: The 2022 vintage displays the resilience of our vineyards. Moderate winter rains offered the vines much needed relief after an exceptionally dry 2021. Mild spring weather followed, allowing the vines to set a more robust crop. Picking began in late August, then a record-setting heat wave in mid-September accelerated the harvest. The progression of the seasons in 2022 helped to enhance the bounty from our vines and, ultimately, the balanced flavors and aromas that define our wines.

The fruit was whole cluster pressed, producing a full-bodied wine with delicate structure. Our Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in French oak (33% new) using various yeast strains. After fermentation the wine remains in barrel on the lees (sur lie) for 10 months. A partial malolactic fermentation (30% complete) allows the wine to retain its natural acidity, while regular stirring of the lees (battonage) gives added complexity and richness.

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April 16, 2015