Candela Cellars Bellisimo Vineyard Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 78597
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

The vineyard yielded 3 tons to the acre and the grapes were whole cluster pressed after they were hand-harvested. 100% of the wine was barrel fermented using native yeasts and half was allowed to undergo malolactic. All the wine was aged in French oak barrels (30% of which were new) for 1 year before being bottled unfiltered.

655 cases were produced from the 150 acre Bellisimo Vineyard (75 acres of which are planted) in the Knights Valley of northern Sonoma County.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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