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 2015
Spring time personified in the glass! White peach, honeysuckle and pear with hints of vanilla and rose petals greet you immediately. These complex aromas lead into a palate that is complex and enticing. Flavors of stone fruits and citrus with bright acidity lead into a structured but clean finish. It is another amazing example of an old world Chardonnay made with new world fruit.
Harvested: September 16, 2015
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Aged: 10 months in French oak barrels
Case Production: 100 cases