Morgen Long - Willamette Valley "Marine" Chardonnay 2020 (13.31% ABV) 750ml
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Seth's 2020 Marine is sourced entirely from the Loubejac vineyard (past vintages have been blends of select plots).
Tasting Notes: Delicate mineral-driven Chardonnay with notes of salted green mango, honey suckle, jasmine teas, briny minerality, chalky texture, tons of verve. OG Burgundy style, elegant Chardonnay that will have you shocked it's from the New World. We recommend decanting this youthful bottle and drinking at cellar temperature. Only 92 cases produced! Seth's wines are truly remarkable.
region: Willamette Valley, Oregon USA
style: still white
farming & cellar: Organic farming, dry irrigation, Dijon clone 96 Chardonnay, soil is marine sedimentary (hence the name) comprised of silty clay loam. Hand-picked, whole cluster press, malo completed, matured 11 months in three vessels: a 350L puncheon used once before, a 350L puncheon used twice before, and a 228L barrel used 4 times before. Then racked off the lees and into steel for winter. Bottled unfiltered and with minimal added sulfur.