2018 Bistué Cellars Chardonnay 'Black Badger'
Alexander Valley, California
100% Chardonnay. Hand-picked grapes and cluster sorting at the winery. Harvest on 1st week of September. Whole cluster pressing with pneumatic press. Fermented 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in French oak barrels. Aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, 20% new and 80% in 2nd and 3rd use. Only 443 cases produced.
Lively aromas of pineapple, peach, citrus and stone fruit, with mild notes of rocky minerals and almonds. Intense and full bodied. Vibrant and well-balanced acidity with mature and soft tannins in a long and refreshing finish. Pair with scallops, oysters, lobster, fish tacos and soft cheeses.
About Bistué Cellars
BISTUE Cellars was born out of passion for exploring different wine regions and creating uniquely remarkable wines. It all started in 2014 as a fun side project by winemaker Carolina Bistué and her family, but soon became a core part of the Bistué’s life and a way to keep experimenting, learning and falling in love with wine. The Bistué Family are a proud Argentinian-American family of brothers and sisters in Davis. After earning her Masters in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, Carolina Bistué worked at La Perla del Priorat in D.O.Q. Priorat, Spain and at Paul Hobbs’ Viña Cobos in Mendoza, Argentina as part of their winemaking teams. Carolina believes in minimal-intervention winemaking and that great wines start in the vineyard. The care of the vines should focus on allowing them to express their terroir.