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Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2022

Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2022

Mix 12
£26.00
Mix 6
£28.00
Per Bottle
£32.00
Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2022
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Available Fri 21st Jun
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Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2022 Overview

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Santa Barbara County's climate and terroir allow Au Bon Climat to consistently make balanced and lively Chardonnays year after year. Our 2022 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is from five well-farmed vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Los Alamos Vineyard, Rancho Real, Gold Coast, and Premier Coastal Vineyard. Throughout September, the fruit is carefully handpicked and sorted in the vineyard.

Au Bon Climat translates as “a well-exposed vineyard” a name suiting the coastal position of the vineyards, with its benevolent Pacific fog and cooling breeze. Making the most of these conditions Au Bon Climat buy clones from Burgundy. This contributes to creating wines which emulate the restraint and finesse of Burgundy and France with a magic touch of New World flair.

After harvesting, the grapes are whole cluster pressed, and juice is quickly settled, chilled, and put to barrel. Barrel fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation are completed. The following summer the lots are blended and wine bottled. Sur lie barrel aging in somewhat neutral François Frères barrels for 8 months provides an intriguing spice note of clove and nutmeg. The wine will keep on developing and gain in complexity for the next decade.

Weather in 2022: Spring remained chilly and dry until March when rains fell through to April, while warmer temperatures prompted an early budbreak. September brought another heatwave, adding more complication to the early harvest as producers rushed get fruit in before it became overripe. Although the resulting yields were lower than normal due to some of the more difficult aspects of the vintage, overall, the quality was high as the vast majority of grapes reached phenolic ripeness.

Technical Information:
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyard, Los Alamos Vineyard, Rancho Real, Gold Coast, and Premier Coastal Vineyard
Region: California, Santa Barbara
Alcohol: 13.5 %
pH: 3.32
Acidity: 6.9 g/L
Sugars: 0

Tasting Note: Flavors and aromas of citrus and stone fruit, are finished with a beautiful lemon/lime zest note. The flinty, stony aromas stand out, while in the background is an intriguing spice note of clove and nutmeg from surlies barrel aging in somewhat neutral, Francois Freres barrels for 8 months.
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