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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2017 El Diablo, Chardonnay

Low yields with intense flavor

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

23% Fermented in large horizontal foudres

ELEVATION

500 Ft.

VITICULTURE

Low yields with intense flavor

We are thrilled to welcome the 2017 El Diablo Chardonnay to our hallmark Fall offering. Planted in 2008, El Diablo Vineyard has an average elevation of 500 feet. This tightly spaced vineyard encourages competition between the vines for a fixed amount of nutrients, resulting in reduced yields and exemplary quality.


Minimal cellar intervention and impressive terroir combine to create a wine that is both opulent and elegant. Layers of peach, apricot and cara cara orange support its backbone of racy minerality, creating a wine that is simultaneously age-worthy and immediately delicious. This wine is a fantastic addition to any collection.

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Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
El Diablo
Clones
Montrachet, Robert Young, Wente
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Spreckles loam, Felta very gravelly loam

Technical
Details

Fermentation
77% Barrel fermentation / 23% Horizontal foudre
Oak
51% Austrian oak for 20 months / 26% French oak for 16 months
Alcohol
13.1%
pH
3.29
TA
7.0 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Aromatic layers of peach, apricot and peripheral notes of kumquat.

Mouth: Racy minerality coupled with an unreal texture.