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2010 Foley Johnson Handmade Botrytised Sémillon, Chalk Hill AVA (375ml)

2010 Foley Johnson Handmade Botrytised Sémillon, Chalk Hill AVA (375ml)

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SKU: 009015

Lush and complex. The dominant aromas and flavors include poached pear, baked apple, apricot, tangerine, honey, nutmeg and cream.

Our 2010 Handmade Chalk Hill Botrytised Semillon is lush and complex. The dominant aromas and flavors include poached pear, baked apple, apricot, tangerine, honey, nutmeg and cream. The wine’s firm acidity helps balance the residual sugar. This is an amazing wine that tastes fabulous now and will continue to evolve over the next 10 years.
Composition
100% SÉmillon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Sémillon
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Acid
8.1 g/l
pH
3.76
Aging
21 Months
French oak barrels
Bottling Date
August 23, 2012
Residual Sugar
11.4%
Alcohol %
13.9
Production Notes
The 2010 growing season was our coolest and longest ever. The temperatures were below normal in the spring and summer, delaying the ripening process. A late heat spike in September helped spur the ripening process while moist weather in October encouraged the development of Botrytis. After harvest, the juice underwent a long, slow, cool barrel fermentation using a special yeast strain from Sauternes. When the perfect balance between sugar, acid and alcohol was reached, the fermentation was stopped. The wine was then aged for 21 months in French oak barrels.

Since its founding in the 1972, Chalk Hill Estate has been recognized as one of California's benchmark producers. Our 1300+-acre property is located at the convergence of a number of diverse climates, soils and terrains in the northeastern hills of Sonoma County. The complexity of the terroir enables our winery to produce an extraordinary range of wines from nearly 300 acres of vineyards woven amongst the native oak woodlands, meadows and streams. Our Semillon is planted on a cool, low lying, protected site with shallow clay soils that are well suited to this Bordeaux native. This block is perfectly situated to promote the growth of Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot. It’s this mold that helps create the world’s best late harvest wines. Our Botrytised Semillon is made only when the weather conditions allow.
Production
50 cases produced

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