Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
This vineyard is the highest in elevation of all Walter Hansel’s estate vineyards, and the soil is a combination of gravel, and sand. This wine tends to be most opulent Chardonnay Walter Hansel produces, but in this year, it has the whole packet. Great floral aromatics, a wonderful core of stone fruits, and an incredible liquid mineral, and fruit finish. This wine sees 50% new French oak, and 50% 1-2-year-old French oak barrels.
The 2019 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is a total knock-out. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2019 possesses tremendous depth and textural elegance to burn. Citrus confit, white flowers, chamomile and light tropical notes lend an exotic flair to this striking, beautifully delineated Chardonnay from Hansel.