Huge Bear

2010 Huge Bear Chardonnay

Vintage: 2010

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Aromas are apple, lemon, white flowers, and a hint of sweet oak. The mouth mirrors the nose with a great richness, nice texture, and crisp clean flavors of golden delicious apples and lemon custard.

Winemaking Techniques: The grapes were harvested at night to ensure cold fruit was brought to the winery. The juice was settled for 24 hours then racked off heavy lees to French oak and stainless steel barrels. Fermentation lasted about two weeks before the wine was allowed to go through partial malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation the wine aged on its lees for 8 months.

Barrels: 100% New French Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
Alcohol: 15%
Acidity: 0.6g/100ml
pH: 3.2
Release Date: Spring 2012
Total Production: 223
Suggested Retail Price: $40

Food Pairings: Huge Bear Chardonnay is a rich mouth-watering wine that pairs perfectly with roasted free- range chicken and fleshy fish such as salmon and grouper. The citrus notes serve as an excellent bridge to beurre blanc sauce and the sweet oak aromatics blend perfectly with pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts.
2010 Huge Bear Chardonnay