2000 Avenius Chardonnay


Palate

Cream and ripe melon with a silky texture.

Aromas

Yeast, wild mushrooms, freshly baked bread and almonds.

Food Pairings

Risotto and mushrooms, roasted chicken, winter vegetables.

Vineyard

Avenius Vineyard is owned and operated by Shari Avenius who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. It is located on the Blue Ridge one half mile north of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,300 feet on a steep northeast facing slope. Soils are well drained rocky greenstone, granite, and shale. The first planting was in 1996. It is trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Vintage

A cool, wet summer finally gave way to September sun. Harvest was October 3, 2000.

Winemaking

Fermented and aged in older French oak sur lie for a total of 22 months. 142