2011 La Reine - Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Co
Our first white wine is a cool-climate style white wine. Made from 100% Chardonnay - the Queen of grapes. We made the wine in a traditional, low - tech Burgundian fashion to maximize flavors. Upon crushing we gave the grapes 24 hrs. of skin contact, then pressed & fermented the unfined must into stainless steel. In the springtime, the wine went through innoculated malolactic in lightly toasted new french oak hogsheads, sur lie, where it remained for 8 months, until bottling. Lemon shortbread, honeydew melon, citrus with just enough french oak are dominant flavors in this wine that should gain complexity in the bottle.