Second-generation Winemaker Luisa Ponzi was one of the first to recognize the potential of Chardonnay in Oregon. For over 25 years she has been perfecting her distinct style which comes through brilliantly in this limited bottling from our Aurora Vineyard. This site is home to some of the earliest plantings of Dijon-clones, resulting in wines that are elegant and beautifully textured.
The Chardonnay grapes for this single vineyard cuvée were grown on Laurelwood soil at Ponzi’s LIVE Certified Sustainable Aurora Vineyard located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.
“This perfumed and delicate nose of chamomile, white flower, vanilla wafer, lychee, honeycomb, lime zest and lemon meringue lead to a palate laced with sweet cream, marzipan, melon and lemongrass. The full, textured mouth is framed by bright acidity which brings tension and length to the finish.”
–Winemaker Luisa Ponzi