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2019 Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Far Niente
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥14,300  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Far Niente
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code FNF1CHNV19
UPC 030174091122
Inventory In Stock
Production

Vintage Notes

The growing season kicked off with generous, abundant rainfall, which loaded our soils with moisture heading into spring. Cool, mild spring conditions continued after budbreak, followed by light May rains, just enough to keep soils moist without affecting fruit set. Summer was slow and steady, and the moderate weather coupled with the natural groundwater supply allowed for vigorous, healthy vine growth well into late summer. The first signs of veraison occurred in late July followed by a month of steady ripening that was punctuated by a short heat spike in mid-August. We started picking fruit just after the Labor Day holiday, and all of the Chardonnay that came into the winery possessed fresh, mouthwatering acidity and balanced ripeness.

Viticulture

Far Niente Chardonnay is a blend of superlative Napa Valley vineyards located in Coombsville, a cool growing region nestled in the rolling countryside and protected
by the hills east of the city of Napa. Coombsville offers the characteristic climate of Carneros, with less wind, along with deeper, well-drained gravelly loam and volcanic
ash soils. The combination of these spectacular vineyards results in the subtle, tropical flavors, complex aromas and uncommon richness that have long been
associated with Far Niente Chardonnay.

HARVEST DATES
September 5 – October 9, 2019

Vinification

AGING
10 months in French oak barrels 45% new, 55% once-used

FERMENTATION
85% barrel, 15% tank; No ML

 

WINEMAKER  Nicole Marchesi
DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING  Andrew Delos