Steeple Street Chardonnay
2018 Steeple Street
Medium to full bodied white wine
94% Chardonnay, 2.5% Viognier, 2.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 1.5% mixed dry whites
Most of the Chardonnay components were stainless-steel fermented, underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation and stainless-steel aged, with extra-lengthy—10 months—lees contact. The Clarksburg Chardonnay was barrel fermented, then followed the above Chardonnay regimen. Non-Chardonnay components were stainless-steel fermented, no secondary malolactic fermentation, lees aging or oak contact.