Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.
- Alcohol 13.80%
- Acid 5.70 g/l
- pH 3.40
- Residual Sugar 1.9 g/l
- Barrel Maturation 100%
- Barrel Ageing 13 Months
- Wooding 100% 228 liter French Oak Barrels
- Tight Grain 100%
- 1st fill 34%
- 3rd fill 66%
- Blonde Toast 50%
- Medium Toast 50%
- French Coopers: 100% Francois Freres
- Yield 36hl/ha, 6 tons/acre
- Production 286 cases of 6 bottles
- Vegan Friendly
- Release date – May 2021
Maple Grove experienced near-perfect growing conditions, with the 2019 season a few days ahead of 2018. Bloom was around June 12th. The growing season slowed down slightly as a result of rain in September, and growing degree days overall for 2019, at 2,427 were a touch below the latest 10 year average of 2,545. Our Chardonnay was harvested only one day later than in 2018, with both Maple Grove and Zena Crown being picked on the 26th of September. We were extremely fortunate to already be processing the grapes just as the heavy rainfall began. Fruit quality was once again exceptional. High concentration and beautiful healthy acidity. Despite more bird activity than usual, the fruit came in before any rot had a chance to set in.
92 Points - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2022
94 Points Anthony Dias Blue - Feb 2021
"Hamilton Russell conquered the Chardonnay crown in his native South Africa, so he expanded to try his hand at Oregon; this is a lovely wine, smooth, deep with ripe pear fruit and toasty nuances, elegant and classic, essentially what you’d expect from this talented producer."
9/10 Alder Yarrow, Vinography, Oct 2022
"Pale greenish gold in color, this wine smells of crushed stones and white flowers. In the mouth, elegant, stony flavors are bright with wet chalkboard, lemon pith, and lemon oil. White flowers linger in the finish. Excellent acidity. Spends 13 months in 34% new oak. 13.8% alcohol."