Chalone believes that finding sites that resemble the traditional French sites for a varietal will allow for the highest expression of deliciousness. All the wines from Chalone Vineyard are made from their own 100-percent-estate-grown fruit in limited production.
Our Pinot Blanc was whole – clustered pressed with no crushing or de- stemming of the grapes. We aged the wine for 10 months in French oak barrels to enhance the finish. We’ve found that leaving the wine on the lees adds the signature hazelnut character typical of Chalone white wines and builds mouth feel and finish. The result is a wine with intense fruit aromas of peaches, pears, and hints of mango and citrus.