Vine-O Distributors Inc.

Distributor of Modern Classics

2010 La Rochelle Ferrington Vineyard Chardonnay

In the nose, this Chardonnay has an elegant cohesion to it that is heightened by aromatic notes of orange peel, Gravenstein apple, and perfectly balanced sur lie characteristics. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels, 40% of which were new (Billon, Rousseau) for about 14 months.

In the mouth, this wine shows a wonderful tension between fruit and acidity. On entry there is a momentum of flavor and structure that is compelling; the wine has a richness that is never ponderous, and an acidity that highlights the elegant fruit, sur lie, and malolactic notes as well as contributing to an extremely long and mineral-laden finish. This acidity also makes this wine a perfect accompaniement to a wide range of food choices.

La Rochelle

Our mission at La Rochelle is a simple one: to make California’s best, most interesting, most collectable Pinot Noir. My family introduced the Pinot Noir grape to California in the 1850s. Today, we partner with the state’s most renowned Pinot Noir vineyards – Garys’. Sleepy Hollow. Rosella’s. Londer. Paraiso. Tondre. Farrington. Deer Park. We craft Pinot Noir grown on these famed estates that let the individual vineyard’s terroir, its special sense of place, shine through. My great-great-great grandfather left the French port of La Rochelle one hundred and sixty years ago on a voyage of possibilities. Our journey at La Rochelle Winery is an equally exciting one: to discover the best Pinot Noir vineyards and translate those exceptional estates into limited releases worthy of our heritage. If your passion is Pinot, then your journey has led you to the right place… - Steven Kent Mirassou