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Pearmund Cellars Old Vine Chardonnay
Pearmund Cellars
United States - Virginia

This estate wine is grown on the Meriwether Vineyard surrounding Pearmund Cellars winery - Meriwether Vineyard in Fauquier County, VA is Virginia's oldest Chardonnay vineyard, nominated as a Virginia Grand Cru ® Vineyard by the American Grand Cru Society ®.

Pearmund Chardonnay provides the crisp tartness of green apples, vanilla custard, and lemon zest, with hints of Asian pear and hazelnut. Flavors of green apple, citrus and vanilla are found in this medium bodied, well balanced wine with a subtle oak finish. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation sur-lie style Chardonnay aged 9 months in French Oak gives this wine a hint of butter and softness on the palate.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Gently destemmed, crushed and gravity fed into 1 ton bins. Immediately pressed and allowed to settle overnight before racked to barrel where both primary and secondary fermentation are conducted. Aired in first and second year French Oak barrels. Aged and stirred sur lie style for 8 months in French oak barrels before select barrels are blended into the final bottled product.
Production
733 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Smoked and grilled salmon, shrimp, Brie.

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2013 Pearmund Old Vine Chardonnay - Silver Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards

2013 Pearmund Old Vine Chardonnay - Silver Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards

grand harvest award logoEstablished in 1990, it is the only wine-judging event in North America that is based on Terroir - a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine.
In other competitions, this factor is ignored. At the Grand Harvest, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.
Beyond the determination of medals, the Grand Harvest Awards affords its winners a unique selling proposition-its Terroir ranked against its competitors. GHA recognizes wine entries that best exemplify the terroir of their respective viticultural areas, and acknowledges its influence on wine quality. A medal in this wine competition not only gives your wine prestige and selling power, it adds talking points in your retail room. Favorable awards support increased local and regional sales. A win in Grand Harvest can put your wine into a whole new sales category.
A goal of Grand Harvest is to learn more about how terroir contributes qualities of excellence and distinctiveness to wines. Over the course of this event, judges have learned to recognize when terroir is - and is not - a factor of wine quality. We think the bar has been lifted a little, and as a result, each year we perceive greater interest in terroir by winemakers and critics alike. Favorable awards support increased local and regional sales. A win in Grand Harvest can put your wine into a whole new sales category. All wines are judged in the context of their viticultural region in order to accomplish two things: greater sensitivity to the complexities and nuances of regional wines and also to measure the influence of regional soil and weather characteristics on the taste and quality of individual wines.
- Grand Harvest Awards, Silver Medal

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Producer Information: Pearmund Cellars

Pearmund Cellars is a 7,500 square foot geothermal winery and 25-acre vineyard located in the serene foothills of eastern Fauquier County, Virginia. Established in 1976, the estate has had active ...
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