The second vintage of our Fougue is here and allowing us to explore a Chardonnay of distinctly different character than the Dix-Neuvième. Supple and lush, yet translucent and pulsing with vibrant energy, weaving through an unmistakable combination of rich fruit and firm salinity that we’ve come to know from our Home Farm vineyard. This is a wine that will readily give ample pleasure now, but has many years ahead in its life.
2018 Fougue is 100% Chardonnay from our high density, Home Farm vineyard in Creek Shore appellation. The fruit was harvested on September 18th , 20th and 21st 2018 and after careful sorting, it entered the press as 100% whole clusters. Fermentation proceeded steadily in a combination of old foudre and concrete, and completed by early 2019. The wine aged in its fermentation vessels on primary lees for a total of 23 months. 2018 Fougue was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on September 9th, 2020.