2017 Radio-Coteau Savoy Chardonnay Bottle

2019 Fall Release

 

Vineyard Profile

Burgundy has proven that quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can be grown in the same soil, Corton hill being the classic example. Wines from this special place inspired our decision to make Chardonnay from the Savoy Vineyard, whose soil and climate are also ideal for both Burgundian varietals. The 2017 vintage once again highlights the complementary coupling of two distinct Chardonnay clones, with the citrus and mineral notes of Wente effortlessly balanced by the delicate richness of Prosser.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Savoy Chardonnay delights with notes of lemon verbena, kumquat, and Fuji apple. A hint of freshly-baked pie crust deftly commingles with crisp d’Anjou pear and ripe yuzu. The palate displays a graceful roundness, punctuated by a delicate burst of acidity on the finish. At once both smooth and vibrant, the Savoy Chardonnay offers a complexity that lingers long after the last sip.

Cellar Notes

  • Grower:
    Cliff Lede
  • Appellation:
    Anderson Valley, Mendocino
  • Geographic Location:
    Northwest of Philo
  • Varietal:
    Chardonnay
  • Selection:
    Wente and Prosser
  • Vineyard Age:
    Planted in 1991
  • Soil Type:
    Recent terrace deposits
    with river gravel
  • Harvest Date:
    September 6th & 8th
  • Unfined
    & Unfiltered

Wine Reviews

May 2019 | (91-93) points

“The 2017 Chardonnay Savoy is bright, fresh and wonderfully nuanced. Lemon confit, white flowers, and mint are all nicely delineated. Medium in body and energetic, with terrific tension, the 2017 has a lot to offer. This is another very pretty and expressive wine from Radio-Coteau.

–Antonio Galloni
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