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Naked Mountain Virginia Chardonnay 2001

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    Winemaker Notes

    The signature wine of Naked Mountain accounts for over 75% of our winery production. This crisp, dry white wine, vinted in the style of a classic French Mearsault, is fermented and aged in 225 liter French oak Barrels. The barrels varied from new to five years old. The oak originated in these forests: Allier 50%, Nevers 30%, and Voges 20%. The media has repeatedly referred to Naked Mountain Chardonnay as Virginias best wine and one of Americas finest Chardonnays.

    The wine has pronounced chardonnay fruit in the nose. The primary palate flavors are those of toasty vanilla, butterscotch, ripe fig, and anise. Balancing out the wine are the more subtle flavors of nutmeg, ginger and citrus. The finish is long and in concert with the initial palate impressions.

    Critical Acclaim

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    Naked Mountain Vineyard

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    Naked Mountain Vineyard, Virginia
    Naked Mountain Vineyard owners, Bob and Phoebe Harper, fondly refer to their start as a hobby that got out of hand. They had been amateur winemakers for years before finding property upon which to etablish their vinifera vineyard. The first grapes were planted in the spring of 1976--Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. After continuing the expansion of the vineyard over the next several years, the winery was established in 1981. The largest production is barrel fermented chardonnay which accounts for almost 75% of the production. Riesling, done in the style of a German mosel, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also produced.

    The red shouldered hawk on the Naked Mountain label has become a signature logo. The hawks can be seen on their annual north-south migrations as they travel along the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Virginia

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    Diversity of landscape, terrain and climate make Virginia one of the most exciting American wine producing states today. Its viticultural history reaches as far back as 1607 when early settlers made the first wine from indigenous American grapes.

    Thomas Jefferson imported the first French varieties to Virginia and grew the Vitis vinifera species (the European species), though not with great success.

    Today, however, increased knowledge and optimal vineyard management techniques bring prosperity with a great number of diverse varieties. Virginia’s varied landscape has created seven distinct AVAs (American Viticultural Areas).

    Encouraged by an enthusiastic state government, fine wine production in Virginia continues to flourish. The state achieves success with a variety of wine types and styles including sparkling wines, Bordeaux Blends, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Viognier and less common whites like Petit Manseng and Vermentino.

    Chardonnay

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    One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

    In the Glass

    When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.

    Perfect Pairings

    Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.

    Sommelier Secret

    Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.

    CVI237691_2001 Item# 59579