Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest: September 3rd-10th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.4° Brix, 3.3 pH, 7.4 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy-2-5 years; aged 10 months in barrel, sur-lie; 100% malolactic fermentation
Bottling: July 2019
Release Date: Spring 2021
You could say that great mountain Chardonnays and Mount Eden are synonymous with each other. The same can be said for our Domaine Eden Chardonnays. Our growing and winemaking style is consistent throughout our lineup. Given that all of our vineyards are high elevation and dry-farmed, we pick early to preserve natural acidity and low pH. Minimal intervention in the cellar allows the wines to reflect our terroir.
2018 was beautiful. Harvest began in the first half of September under optimal conditions. The wine was then aged in French oak for ten months sur-lie before bottling. Precise and detailed aromas of marzipan and lime zest emerge in the nose, balanced on the palate with citrus, cardamom, and yeasty flavors—great acidity in the long finish.
In a recent vertical tasting, starting with our first Domaine Eden Chardonnay vintage (2008), this wine is beginning to perform, just like our Estate Chardonnay. Lovely.
This wine’s composition is 74% Domaine Eden fruit and 26 % from the Mount Eden Estate.