WA94 The 2020 Chardonnay Bois – Moi opens with flinty tones that give way to plush yellow orchard fruits and wafts of beeswax. Medium-bodied, it has broad, honeyed fruits enlivened by bright acidity, and there’s a touch of texture that lengthens the finish.
Estate Notes: In 2020 the grapes were crushed and pressed quickly, under gentle pressure to liberate the juice from the skins as quickly as possible. The juice was fermented with 100% ambient yeast and full malolactic conversion in large barrels with very little bâtonnage. The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling to brighten aromatics and give us a polished finish. The result is a chardonnay showcasing density and precision. The nose highlights evolving layers of exotic aromas reminiscent of fresh tangerine, nectarine and meyer lemon, with the palate providing a richly textured wine with mineral and saline characters on the finish.