A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris picked for a balance of flavor and acidity. Barrel fermented in our 55 degree winery, inoculated for malolactic fermentation and battonaged for 3 months. Aged 6 months sur-lie in 1 year old demi-muid, a neutral puncheon and a bit in stainless steel.
Bartlett pear, tropical fruits, baked brie, raw almonds, and a hint of vanilla bean with lemon zest gives salivating acidity and a creaminess that will increase over time.
"Barden Fonte is a collection of rambling memories assembled to reflect the image we imagined it would be. A Fonte is fountain or spring."