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Mon Frère
2022 Chardonnay
AppellationCalifornia AVA
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  • 92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
    Best Buy
Production areaA blend of Coastal Ranches including Mendocino, Lodi and Monterey. Our growing sites add layers of ripeness, fruit flavors and acidity structure in this hand tended fruit. A blend of clones Dijon 95 and 76, mature vine clone 4.
BackgroundFrench for my brother, Mon Frere is a tribute to those special friends who feel like family. Mon Frere Winery champions the very best in quality wine making and exceptional value from California.
VinificationSeptember 10 – October 7, 2022 Harvest This 100% Chardonnay fruit was gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was settled off heavy lees and tank fermented. Temperatures were in the 65-72 degree range. Using Burgundy Isolate yeasts the wine underwent only partial malo-lactic (ML) fermentation. Fermentations were complete by March of 2019.
ColorDelicate golden color.
NoseAromas of citrus, pear and stone fruit lined with floral notes.
PalateThere is a hint of nutmeg and vanilla on the finish. Focused purity in acidity and richness in the mouth, with minerality and balance. The finish is refreshing and leaves a crisp lingering mouth feel, inviting another sip.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.1 %pH: 3.62RS: 2.8 g/LTA: 5.2 g/L
Serving SuggestionsIdeal with cream sauces, seafood, poultry dishes and appetizers.