Murphys, CA…We are pleased to announce the arrival of the 2015 Chardonnay, quite possibly the best vintage of this wine to be released. Due to the drought, there was a very small crop and as a result the fruit had an intense flavor. The grapes in the Hovey 2015 Chardonnay come from two of the preeminent Chardonnay vineyards in Calaveras, Shaw Ranch, now farmed by the Rorick Family and Gay Callen’s vineyards on Dog Town Road. Chuck has worked these vineyards for over 25 years and knows the grapes well.
They were crushed, destemmed and placed into stainless steel. After fermentation, they are racked in French oak, stirred weekly and keep in a cold cellar which resulting in only a partial malolactic fermentation leaving the great natural acidity intact. The resulting wine is full of ripe pear and apple flavors, creamy and rich. “I can’t wait to open this up with some grilled sea bass,” says Chuck Hovey. “This is a traditional Hovey Chardonnay, get it while you can because it’s not going to last.”
Please join us on Saturday, July 30 when the wine is released to the public at our Chardonnay Release Party beginning at 6 o’clock. Lila and Sage Catering will be preparing a special dinner to complement Chuck beautiful Chardonnay. Advance tickets required either from the tasting room, 209-728-9999 or online at www.hoveywine.com.