2013 LA SOURCE CHARDONNAY
13 SEVEN SPRING CHARDONNAY LA SOURCE 6/750 13.3%
La Source Chardonnay comes from our old Dijon clone plantings, planted in 1984 in iron-rich volcanic soil. The minerality of this wine is testament to the beautiful soils, while its fresh acidity serves as a backbone to its opulent, gorgeous fruit. We were relieved in 2013 to pick all the Chardonnay grapes before the rains in the middle of harvest. The Seven Springs Chardonnays are made in the traditional Burgundian style, with long, gentle pressing of whole clusters and a light settling of the golden juice just before transfer to barrel for spontaneous indigenous fermentation. For La Source, we gave some gentle stirring to the lees during the barrel aging in French oak. Aged in barrels for 11 months with 25% new oak, then further aged in tank for another five months, on lees, before bottling.