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Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2017 One Sixteen Russian River Valley, Chardonnay

A Defining Moment for California Chardonnay

Facts of Note

CELLAR

Enjoy now through 2021

VESSEL

18% fermented & aged in foudres

FERMENTATION

100% native fermentation

The marine influence that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast is a powerful attribute of this region. The fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a break from daytime temperatures. The famous Chardonnay vineyards that we work with for this wine are from the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley. Here, fruit is allowed to mature gracefully on the vine, which we find offers us more intensely focused favors and generous natural acidity.

This vintage we continued our pursuit in delivering exceedingly fresh and precise wines by incorporating traditional, and non-traditional French oak foudres into our Chardonnay winemaking. These larger vessels seamlessly weave complexity and purity into one, integrating the gross lees and the wine with slower and patient micro-oxygenation due to thicker oak staves and less wood to wine contact ratio. 

2017 One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Ritchie Vineyard, Zio Tony, Keefer, Rued, El Diablo, Ulysiss Valdez, Charles Hientz, Bootlegger's Hill, Winner's Circle
Clones
Wente, 548, 95, Batto, Calera, 4, Mt Eden, Rued, Hyde

Technical
Details

Fermentation
18% Foudre / 3% Concrete tank / 79% French Oak
Oak
34% New French Oak for 15 months / 30% Stainless Steel tank for 4 months / 18% aged in Foudre for 9 months / 1% Concrete tank for 15 months / 2% Concrete egg for 14 months
Alcohol
13.8%
pH
3.3
TA
7.04 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Rose petal and crème brûlée with hints of cantaloupe skin and coconut nibs.

Mouth: An expansive and rich mouthfeel with favors of pear and notes of peach crisp. Precise and tactile.