Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
Per bottle £17.75
- Brand Chateau Ste Michelle
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13.50%
- Vintage 2018
- Country USA
- Country Region Washington State
- Grape Variety Chardonnay
- Closure Cork
Intro to Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay –
The Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay from Washington State USA is a food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The Columbia Valley vineyards lie in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and receive just 6-8 inches of rainfall annually and the warm, sunny days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for aroma and flavour development in the ripening grapes. The northerly latitude gives the Columbia Valley roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak-growing season than California, increasing the region’s ability to ripen fruit.
The Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley blend is made from numerous vineyard lots resulting in a complex, layered Chardonnay. Malolactic fermentation follows yeast fermentation for added richness and complexity and 47% tank fermented Chardonnay was added to the blend to make a fresh style of Chardonnay. It was aged for more than six months in a mix of French and American oak barrels (15% new) with regular stirring to soften the wine and integrate fruit and oak flavours.
The producer –
Chateau Ste. Michelle owns 3,500 acres in Washington state’s renowned Columbia Valley. The Columbia Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) is a region separated from Seattle’s rainy, marine climate by the Cascade Mountains. The mountains shield the rain, limiting annual rainfall to 6-8 inches, allowing our vineyard managers to control vine vigor through irrigation. All vines in the Columbia Valley are planted on their own rootstock, which helps them maintain the health and longevity of our vineyards and preserves the grape variety in its natural state.
Chateau Ste Michelle’s beginnings date back to 1912 when a winery was built on the estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. In 1967 under legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, a new line of premium vinifera wines was introduced called Ste. Michelle Vintners. Nine years later, Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style winery Chateau in Woodinville, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Since then, we have combined Old World winemaking traditions with New World innovation. In fact, Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one for red and one for white. The whites are made at the Chateau in Woodinville, WA, while the reds are made at our Canoe Ridge Estate winery in Eastern Washington.
Drink with –
Grilled fish or chicken dishes with roast peppers.
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Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Non UK Mainland addresses
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