Adelsheim

Chardonnay

Oregon, United States

                                                

The 2018 harvest will never be forgotten by those of us lucky enough to be a part of this spectacular vintage! A mid-April bud-break was followed by a dry and warm spring, sending our grapevines into a state of rapid growth, proceeded by ideal temperatures throughout May and June. While summer temperatures snuck up a bit early, our vines were happy due to a smaller than normal canopy, reducing           

the water requirements to keep the plants thriving. From late August through early September, the growing season took a fortuitous turn with temperatures cooling down dramatically. The final ripening push happened in nothing less than perfect conditions, with several weeks of highs in the mid 70’s and temperatures dropping down into the 40’s at night, a necessary weather event for optimal ripening without losing the natural acidity.

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