Morgen Long, Chardonnay 2019, Willamette Valley, OR
This Oregon Chardonnay has bright acidity, and notes of pear, cream, citrus, and minerality.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Willamette Valley
VINEYARDS: Blend of six: Seven Spring, X Omni, Durant, Loubejac, Yamhill, The Eyerie
PRACTICE: Organic, biodynamic, sustainable
VINIFICATION: 12-24 hour cold soak; stainless steel, new, and netural oak fermentation with full solids and ambient yeasts; one year in oak, racked to stainless steel, complete malolactic fermentation. 20% new oak, filtered after 18 months.
COLOR: Pale straw
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Asian pear, pink grapefruit, key lime, lemon balm, pine sap, crushed rock
FLAVOR: Green citrus, mineral, salted almonds, bright acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Seth Morgen Long is a young Oregon winemaker who focuses on site-driven Willamette Valley Chardonnay under the label, Morgen Long. After gaining a certification as Sommelier in 2009 and 2010, he created various opportunities to travel the world to discover the craft of winemaking from the inside out. Before starting Morgen Long in 2014, he worked with winemakers in the Willamette Valley, Oregon (2009, 2010, 2011), Central Otago, New Zealand (2011), Santa Cruz Mountains, California (2011) and in Meursault, Burgundy, France (2012, 2013). He is obsessive about Chardonnay and values deep ecology, approaching winemaking with the view that thoughtful, ethical decisions in the vineyard and attention to details in the winery allow for wine to be both delicious as well as authentic and transparent. Bringing this level of integrity to the art and business of winemaking, Seth uses traditional methods of production learned in around the world to make Oregon Chardonnay that is superlative and as age-worthy as it is enjoyable on release. Morgen Long Chardonnay is produced at Lingua Franca, a winery in the Eola-Amity Hills. Every effort is made to work with farmers who value ecology, sustainability and at best, live on and love the land they farm. Seth’s vision of Oregon Chardonnay honors history, grape, time and place, from vine to bottle.