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Division Villages L'Isle Verte Chenin blanc 2016

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Distinctly Chenin blanc with its beeswax, lime zest, and river stone appeal, this carries excellent weight matched by engaging brightness. From the 35 year-old vines in Yakima Valley's Willard Vineyard, what has turned out to be a rockstar Chenin vineyard.

2015 vintage notes

“L’Isle Verte” Chenin Blanc is a richer, but balanced and has an incredibly dense fruit core and distinct waxy Chenin quality. We are reminded of the more leesy Chenin wines from warmer years with aromatics that range from bees wax, Creme caramel and ripe stone fruit. The palate is bright and mineral rich with honeycomb, smoked black tea, toasted almonds and some green apple. The wine is full to medium bodied and vibrant (especially for the vintage), complex and somewhat more savory. This is a wine is drinking very well at the moment in it’s early youth, but will be very interesting to taste over the next few years.

The Yakima Valley is no stranger to warmth and fortunately for us, our old vine Chenin Blanc vines at Willard Farms have over 35 years of root development at the highest elevation portions of the north central region to help insulate the vines from year to year climate variation, mostly intense heat! We love this particular site, originally planted in the late '70s, as it’s quite unique being one of the last old vine Chenin Blanc sites around and is farmed by an excellent multi-generational farming family with a deep understanding of the soils and region. The vines are planted on soils formed from volcanic Miocene uplift against basalt bedrock with the primary top soil being made up of quartz and lime silica, overlaid with the mixed sedimentary runoff of Missoula floods that is typical of the area.

 


Category: Bargain, Washington, White

Type: Chenin Blanc


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