Foris Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Rogue River Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 73809
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine exemplifies Foris goals for a barrel fermented Chardonnay: balance between fruit intensity from low yields, fruit complexity from vineyard and clonal differences, oak nuance from the finest French coopers, silky richness from extended lees contact, soft but ageable acidity from partial malolactic fermentation.

Learn About Foris

Foris is located in the coastal Siskiyou Mountains just six miles from the Oregon/California border. The diverse Rogue River Valley appellation comprises three distinct valleys with progressively warmer microclimates. Foris produces a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from its Klipsun Vineyard overlooking the Yakima River in Washington State.

Learn About Rogue River Valley

The Rogue River Valley is located in southern Oregon, near the towns of Medford and Ashland. Though primarily known for its orchards, vineyard land and wineries are increasing. In the higher elevation areas, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris do best, while in the warmer, lower elevations, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are finding some success.

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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