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Lingua Franca AVNI Chardonnay 2018

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesAvni is Latin for stone, or rock, and a hallmark found across the Willamette Valley. In contrast to Lingua Franca's single-vineyard wines, this is sourced from various sites across the greater Willamette, including their Eola-Amity Hills Bunker Hill Estate vineyard. Mostly Dijon clones, this was harvested early, pressed and rested in tank for one day to settle and then a natural fermentation and full MLF before a year in French puncheons (partial new) and a tightening stint back in tank before a light filter and bottling. Polished from the start, woven with an alluring reductive streak that runs the length of this svelte, medium bodied wine, threaded with tight white florals, lemon, green apple, fine cream and a salted minerality that is addictive. Bright acidity helps this dance on the palate. Structure and drinkability in spades, this is drinking beautifully now, and with time ahead.Tasted: 29 March 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 69.00 private wine shops QC 52.25 SAQ ON 49.95 consignment Producer: Lingua FrancaDistributors: Revelry Import Company
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 182215UPC: 00852672008088