Lingua Franca Bunker Hill Chardonnay
The grapes were picked to maximize freshness and tension in the finished wine. Whole cluster pressed, settled in tank for 24 hours on average, barrel fermented in a combination of 20% new, 600 litre puncheons and 80% old French oak barriques from diverse coopers and left to age for 11 months. Full malolactic fermentation completed in each vessel and then the wines were put back in tank with their lees for 5 months prior to bottling.
REGIONWillamette Valley, USA
TASTING NOTESBunker Hill has a rich texture, with lemon peel, savory and saline elements. The aroma is of white flowers and lemon peel. There is a fresh fruit quality of lemon and quince, with alternating flavours of lemongrass, honeycomb, dried chamomile and herbs: quite nuanced. It has a mouth-filling texture, great tension, acidity, perfect ripeness and a mineral, lemony finish.
FOOD PAIRINGEnjoy this with salmon and beurre blanc, flavoured with Herbs de Provence or lemongrass and ginger. It also pairs well with classic lobster sauces, chicken with a morel cream sauce, or halibut with a lightly herbed lemon butter.
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