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2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay
2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: The grapes for this outstanding Chardonnay come from two different blocks within the Allen Vineyard, planted just to the south of the Rochioli Vineyard, which is farmed by the Rochioli family. The diverse soil types and unique microclimates of this site provides ideal conditions for Chardonnay. Each clone and field selection was chosen to take advantage of specific soil type, elevation and exposure to the sun, generating wines that are vibrant and powerful, yet delicate and balanced. Some of the oldest vines have been nurtured by three generations of the Rochioli family. This blend is composed of clones 76 and 15 from two blocks at the Allen Vineyard.
 
TASTING NOTES:With glints of copper reflecting from its golden hue, our 2015 Rochioli-Allen Vineyard Chardonnay is a harmonious symphony of sweet citrus, spice and stony minerality. The bouquet is introduced by fresh clementines, candied orange peel and crème anglaise, followed by fragrant cloves and Thai basil. The palate leads with sharply focused acidity and echoes the vibrant citrus of the nose. Bergamot and Kaffir lime persist as notes of lemon custard transform into a lingering finish of quinine, orange pith and fennel fronds. The complexity of this wine will continue to evolve and develop for many years .
 
Rochioli-Allen Vineyards
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
< 5 miles
 
SIZE
8.4 acres
 
GROWERS
Joe Rochioli, Jr., Owner and Vineyard Manager
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Pinot Noir: New North Hill planted to Pommard on 101-14 root stock; Old North Hill planted West Block Selection on AxR#1 rootstock
Chardonnay: clones 15 and 76, planted on 039-16 rootstock
 
SOILS
Arbuckle gravelly loam; Yorkville-Laughlin complex
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
The Chardonnay was planted between 1995 and 2005; Old North Hill was planted in 1974; New North Hill was planted in 1996
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Pinot Noir: Vibrant fruit flavors with balanced acidity and tannin; notably elegant
Chardonnay: Notably pure, fresh and transparent – with juicy stone fruit and tropical tones.
 
 
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard(s): Rochioli Vineyard, Allen Vineyard
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 9 months in 35% new French Oak
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH / T.A.: 3.17 / 7.3gm/L
Production: 421 cases
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