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Handley Chardonnay 2012

Handley Chardonnay 750ml 2012    
Sku: 1865367*

Founded in 1982 by winemaker Milla Handley, Handley Cellars is located in the Anderson Valley appellation of Mendocino County, California. Milla Handley and co-winemaker Randy Schock make key winemaking and vinification decisions such as percentage of whole berries, type of fermentation yeast, punch down regiment, length of fermentation time and barrel type based on vintage. “We use a number of techniques to promote appropriate acidity, minerality and aromatic qualities,” says Milla. She and Randy are fermentation specialists and will use up to 20 different cultured or natural yeasts per harvest. Milla and Randy prefer to work with winemakers who practice sustainable farming and all 30 acres of the Handley estate are CCOF certified organic.

Tasting notes
A dry wine that offers notes of lemon custard, melon and stone fruit with hints of jasmine and honeysuckle and fresh lemongrass.

Technical notes
The fruit was pressed whole cluster and racked off its solids. Fermentation began in tank; two thirds was transferred to neutral 500 liter oak puncheons and an 870 gallon oak foudre. The remainder fermented in stainless steel to enhance the floral aromas.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Mendocino County
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
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