2018 axr ganzin chardonnay
Ganzin is a reference to Victor Ganzin who is credited with the hybridization of the AxR1 rootstock. The AXR rootstock was the origin of the research which gave vintners an understanding of the influence of a rootstock on wine and a vines capacity to adapt to the soil. To us, Ganzin Chardonnay represents the crossing between traditional winemaking and modern technology paying homage to the soul of AXR. This Chardonnay spent 18 months in 25% new French oak to respect the fragile profile of the Burgundy clones that we use.
on the rim: shiny, pale gray gold with touches of olive green on the rim
on the nose: dense complex nose with fresh vanilla bean, salinity, pear, mango, caramel, lemon tart and daffodil
on the palate: silky entrance evolving on a dense, round mid-palate lingering on grapefruit, honeycomb, sage, yellow cherry and cantaloupe