Cuvée Jane Marie
“During a trip to France my wife, Jane, fell in love with Chardonnay. As she had never shown favor to whites before, I felt inclined to rise to the challenge of her newfound palate. In 2011 we started production to honor Jane; the wine was carefully crafted to reflect the style of traditional White Burgundies, while still displaying the same elegance of our Cuvée Claire.” – William Ballentine, Winemaker
Winemaker’s Notes 2013
The 2013 Cuvée Jane Marie Chardonnay immediately invites with a spectacular golden color. The nose slowly unfurls with layers of citrus and tropical fruits with hints of fresh apples and florals. On the palate this 100% Chardonnay shows brilliant acidity with light hints of honeysuckle. Balanced perfectly between a creamy mouth-feel and a bright clean finish, a superb example of classic Chardonnay.
Harvested: September 23, 2013
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Aged: 11 months in French oak barrels
Case Production: 80 cases