The fruit was transferred to Richmond Cold Storage, and was frozen until March when we brought it back to the winery. The frozen clusters were transferred to the press and gently pressed over the next 36 hours, extracting only the sweetest of juice. The juice was settled overnight in tank and transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation, initiated by the addition of yeast RHST. During the course of fermentation, which lasted for 28 days, the juice was stirred twice daily. Once primary fermentation was completed, the wine received a Sulfur addition to prevent the onset of secondary fermentation. Prior to bottling the wine was protein stabilized by adding bentonite, cold stabilized and sterile filtered.
2009 Heringer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay 375ml
Manufacturer: Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery
Brand: Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery
The 2009 Heringer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay is truly a special addition to the wine world. The conditions in the vineyard had to be just perfect for this wine as the grapes stayed on the vine rich with fruit sugars until late in November, well past the normal harvest time. This vintage has warm flavors of caramel apple and honey. Try drizzling this wine over hot apple pie, or poach fresh bosc pears. The 2009 Late Harvest Chardonnay is such a delightful dessert and stands alone as a truly unique wine.