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St Innocent Chardonnay Freedom Hill 04

 

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Fromk the winery: "Freedom Hill Chardonnay has mineral aromas remind me of granite and marble. Intermixed are aromas of ripe citrus, pineapple, and pear. Soft, graceful, and very pretty in the mouth, it reminds me a cross between well made Maconais, Mersault, and Chablis Chardonnays. Match this wine with shellfish, roasted birds, and cheeses."


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From the winery: "The Freedom Hill Dijon clone Chardonnays are Mersault-like: darker fruit with a stoney minerality and rich textures in the mouth. The Seven Springs Dijon clone Chardonnays have a Puligny-like charactor: sweet fruit and spice with great length. They are both a huge qualitative improvement over the old clones.

Freedom Hill Chardonnay has mineral aromas remind me of granite and marble. Intermixed are aromas of ripe citrus, pineapple, and pear. Soft, graceful, and very pretty in the mouth, it reminds me of well made Maconais Chardonnays. Match this wine with shellfish, roasted birds, and cheeses."

I struggled with the specific style for Freedom Hill Chardonnay until my visit to Burgundy and Chablis in 2003. There I tasted a grand cru Chablis fermented entirely in used barrels. The ripe fruit and intense minerality balanced perfectly with the lees component and textural enhancement derived from barrel fermentation. The lack of sweet, toasty components from the new wood meant that the minerality was able to show clearly in the wine. I finally feel that I have captured the terroir of Freedom Hill."


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