axr ganzin chardonnay 2019
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. paying homage to traditional winemaking with a modern twist, this chardonnay spent 16 months in 25% new french oak to respect the fragile profile of the burgundy clones that we use.
on the rim: shiny, bright daffodils with touches of green and mercury
on the nose: beautiful nose of toasted brioche, pear and marzipan with peaches and roasted almonds
on the palate: fresh entrance evolving on a round mid-palate with touches of citrus, caramel, grapefruit and jasmine, lingering on fresh pomelo and starfruit