For centuries Chardonnay has been vinified in oak barrels. At Lincourt, we use this traditional winemaking technique for most of our Chardonnays. But what if your vineyards are capable of growing grapes so delicious and packed with personality, they just beg to be fermented, aged and bottled without the influence of wood? Our 2009 "Steel" Chardonnay is just such a wine. The nose is bright, fresh, and lively with apples, pears and lemons. The
palate is crisp and laser-like in its focus. The finish is long, lean and racy.
"Lincourt's grapes are so rich and well grown that they don’t even need oak to make a delicious Chardonnay. The wine is dry and crisp, with appealing flavors of pineapples, tangerines and Meyer lemons. The savory creaminess seems to come from aging on the lees. What a great food wine.
"Fresh and lively, offering snappy citrus, green apple and subtle floral scents, this makes points with its vibrant acidity."