Bevan Cellars Summit 1376 Chardonnay 750ML
Bevan Cellars Summit 1376 Chardonnay should have a green tint and slightly reductive to have less oxygen. It is fermented in a 100% new French oak barrel with toasted heads in heavily toasted barrel. With a heavily toasted barrel there is more caramelization faster and doesn't pull out the tinnans. The barrels are kept at 55-60 degrees to ferment slowly. It is stirred daily until fermented then is cut back to once every three days and then every two weeks until bottled. All the stirring helps bring the solids up to get a great richness with health and intensity to pallet. This is a beautiful feminine wine. This Chardonnay has a surley richness and has great crispness. You don't smell the the oak but you do smell the citrus and honeysuckle.