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CHARDONNAY

CHARDONNAY

CHARDONNAY

TASTING NOTES

Animist Chardonnay exhibits elegant aromas of Bartlett pears followed by hints of tropical fruit, and a delectably balanced acidity with a rich, textured finish.


WINEMAKING

Animist Chardonnay was carefully harvested in the early hours of the morning upon achieving an optimum level of ripeness. Prior to fermentation, the grapes were gently de-stemmed and the skins separated from the juice to ensure the rich, golden color of the wine. The juice was laid to rest in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to carry out fermentation. Once initial fermentation was complete, Malolactic fermentation was carried out to ensure a balance and softness to the wine. After 5 months, the wine was clarified and bottled.


FOOD PAIRING

Animist Chardonnay displays elegantly with grilled chicken risotto and fresh greens.

Region Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
ABV 14%
TA 4.98 g/L
pH 3.83
Unit Size 750ml

PINOT NOIR

PINOT NOIR

PINOT NOIR

TASTING NOTES

Animist Pinot Noir emanates a vibrant garnet color while cranberry and cherry aromas spring from the glass, nuanced by a low undertone of Tahitian vanilla. A vibrantly intense mid-palate is followed by a finish composed of fine tannins.


WINEMAKING

The Animist Pinot Noir was hand-harvested in small half-ton picking bins. Prior to fermentation, the grapes were gently de-stemmed and given a four-day cold-soak to extract soft tannins and enhance the fruit flavor and texture of the wine. It was inoculated with pure-select wine yeast and fermented in small, open-top fermenters. Manual punch-downs occurred at least three times daily. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in the barrel, adding an additional layer of softness to the wine. The wine was aged nine months in neutral French oak barrels.


FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy with grilled portobello mushrooms, grilled salmon with pesto, or seafood paella.

Region Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
ABV 14.4 %
TA 5.8 g/L
pH 3.68
Aging Drink now or age up to 10 years
Unit Size 750ml