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PONT NEUF 11 CH "GLI ZII"
Item: #251810
Bottle Size: 750ml
$49.95
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PONT NEUF 2011 CHARDONNAY "GLI ZII" RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 750mL

WINERY NOTES: There are few single vineyard sites in the world that stand alone for Chardonnay. In California, the Martinelli "Zio Tony" Ranch vineyard has always stood out for us. We are pleased to offer our first single vineyard Chardonnay "Gli Zii" from "Zio (Uncle) Tony" Vineyard . "Gli Zii" means aunts and uncles, a tribute to George Martinelli's Uncle Tony, and our Aunt Lillian, a world traveler who inspired us to pack up our desires and move to Burgundy.

Fine chardonnay is a high wire act, requiring perfect balance and grace, yet the enterprise remains essentially racy, a thrill ride. Characterized by lemon drop, beeswax and a distinct minerality, the aromas and flavors are youthful and expressive. The French chardonnay clones boasts a pure expression of the grape, where lemon and citrus blossom aromas combine with a sublime honey quality. The full malo-lactic fermentation here is subtle, showing itself as a sweet honeyed beeswax note in the finish. Pont Neuf Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented, exclusively in French oak. Aged in 40% new barrels, the wine is aged on the lees, stirred throughout the aging process, and allowed to settle and clarify naturally. The maturity and careful farming of the vineyard is reflected in the balance and exceptional length of the wine in the mouth.
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