Westrey Wine Company

Growing Premium Oregon Wines for Over Twenty Years

Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Chardonnay grown and crafted by winemakers David Autrey and Amy Wesselman in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

2017 Dundee Hills Chardonnay

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2017 Dundee Hills Chardonnay

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Our 2017 Dundee Hills bottling consists 100% 41-year-old Draper Selection clonal material from our estate, Oracle Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills. Our old, own-rooted, non-irrigated vines really showed their greatness.  The wine displays the broad, rich character of the 2017 vintage with the vibrant acidity from the first cool vintage in four years. Aromas of ripe pear and baked apple are accompanied by balanced fruit and wonderful natural acidity on the palate.  Our old vines proved they were up to the challenge and produced a beautifully balanced and complete wine. The Chardonnay has a very Burgundian texture on the palate. Each barrel was vinified separately in French oak using multiple a diversity of yeasts to increase complexity. The wine underwent a complete malo-lactic fermentation before bottling.  It was left on the lees during the aging process to add a slight yeasty character and a velvety texture.  This ten barrel lot had 15% new oak in it. After a traditional Burgundian clarification regime during cold-stabilization, the wine was bottled in September of 2018, without filtration, after 12 months on the lees. Only 268 cases produced.

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