L'Ecole No. 41 2018 Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 13260
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Case Production: 3,900
L’Ecole No 41 has produced this old vine, crisp and aromatic Vouvray-style Chenin Blanc since 1987.
Upland Vineyard, Snipes Mountain, Yakima Valley, planted 1979
Rothrock Vineyard, Yakima Valley, planted 1978
Phil Church, Yakima Valley, planted in 1979
Winemaking Notes: The Chenin Blanc was harvested in the cool, early morning hours and promptly delivered to the winery for immediate pressing. The fruit was gently whole-cluster pressed to minimize phenolics and solids. The settled juice was racked off the solids then fermented slowly in a stainless steel tank over an extended period of time at cool temperatures to yield rich and fruity flavors. Upon completion the wine was fermented to dryness, cold stabilized, and filtered.
Tasting Notes: This fresh and vibrant Chenin Blanc shows highly expressive aromatics of citrus blossom, passion fruit, slate and stone fruit with flavors of yellow apple on a crisp mineral finish.