Intent Chardonnay, 2018

Produced by Stedt Wines

This Chardonnay was years in the making, waiting for the vineyard to come into production, and trials for identifying the barrels and cooperage to frame it. Peer into this full expression of Chardonnay with the Intent of discovery and sensory exploration.

Icons/location pin Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Icons/wine/white Chardonnay
Icons/star Rare wine (135 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Baked Salmon, Cheese Plate, Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers, Charcuterie

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Tasting Notes

Citrus Blossom, Asian Pear, Lemon Curd, Honeycomb

What's cool?

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Barrel-aged

500L French Oak Puncheons

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Winery Favorite

Whole cluster bunches were foot-tread in the picking bins to allow for skin contact of the juice. A low pressure pressing was made and the juice settled for 36 hours. Fermentation was carried out in 500L French Oak puncheons. The puncheons are specifically sourced for 3 yr seasoned, tight-grain wood with medium toast level. Fermentation started spontaneously and the wines remained in barrel, sur lees for 11 months. After racking to a stainless tank the wine continued to age for another 6 months before bottling.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Stedt Wines

Each of our wines is intentionally made as a single-varietal and from a single-vineyard. In crafting small-scale lots, we ensure every wine maintains its distinctive character and essential flavors of its origin

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Chardonnay (100%)
ABV: 14.0%
Acidity: ph of 3.3 acidity of 6.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l
Harvest
Chardonnay from 7 year old vines from XanderTaryn Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains (100%). Harvested on 2018-09-18 at 23.5 brix .
Press: whole cluster
Winemaking
Fermentation: French oak puncheons and stainless steel drums
Malolactic fermentation: 75%
Clarification: settled and crossflow filtered
Aging
on lees for 12-months, tank an additional 6 months

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