Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter's Mountain in Virginia's Blue Ridge. Chardonnay blocks are located in the coolest terroirs, elevated between 600 and 650 feet. Chardonnay is hand-harvested early in the morning and whole cluster pressed. The juice is cold settled then fermented in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation keeps acidity and freshness in this chardonnay while mixing of the lees at the end of the alcoholic fermentation for 1-2 months rounds out the mouth and builds great structure. Aging occurs 85% in stainless steel and 15% in new and 1 year old French oak barrels.
HoneyRun mead is not your usual heavy, sweet mead but instead is dry and light making it unique and refreshing. Even though you can smell the delicious honey, it has no residual sugar but a supple mellow taste! We use no sulfites or preservatives in making our Kosher mead. With a smooth finish HoneyRun mead is great served ice cold or paired!
2014 Big DeVine Columbia Valley Chardonnay, 750mL Wine
Manufacturer: Big DeVine
Brand: Big DeVine
Bright and crisp Chardonnay, with great mouthfeel. Whole cluster pressed with extended sur lees aging, delivers a long lasting rich flavor profile. In the warmer 2014 vintage, we sourced our Chardonnay from some of the cooler vineyard sites in Washington, including the renowned Evergreen vineyard in the Ancient Lakes AVA. A touch of Pinot Gris adds to the natural acidity and minerality of this wine.