After crushing and de-stemming immediately to press, the Chardonnay juice is fermented 100% in French oak barrels. While in barrel, the 90% of wine goes through a malolactic fermentation that naturally creates a light buttery flavor and smooth mouth feel. While on its lees the wine is hand stirred in barrel once a month, and topped twice a month for eight months. This process develops and additional complexity of flavors and aromas. Our straw colored Chardonnay leads off with a refreshing bouquet of pineapple and honey, which is closely followed by a citrus and tropical mouth. A slight minerality compliments the crisp green apple finish. Pair this Chardonnay with grilled chicken and seafood, or with a garlic and olive oil pasta.