2009 Équinoxe Chardonnay
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal old world, equal new world.
Old Vines, picture perfect vintage, high elevation and complex soil profile has made an unbelievably amazing Chardonnay. The combination of weight, finesse, acidity and minerality in this wine is something rare and something to be treasured. Only downside is that we only made 3 barrels of it.
Delicate dishes like pan-seared trout with lemon & dill or halibut cheeks with garden vegetables pair incredibly well and allows this wine to show everything it has to offer.
Light salads on a warm summer day or a variety of roasted squashes with pine nuts are pairings that would let this wine showcase itself very well.
Only 72 cases have been released. This barrel-fermented wine still manages to be a fresh as Chablis. It begins with aromas of citrus, honey and hazelnut and shows citrus and stone fruit flavours. The aromas and flavours blossom in the glass. This is a very elegant wine.