Christian Roguenant on Oak-Aged Chardonnay

A toast to the New Year from everyone at Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage.

At this beginning of 2012, we are prepping for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, along with the Vintage Report.

And we’re going to hear from Christian Roguenant, winemaker at Baileyana Winery in the Edna Valley, on Central Coast winemaking and oak programs for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Oak on Chardonnay can be a polarizing topic in the wine world, but to everything there is a season. Christian discusses the winery’s different oak programs for Chardonnay wines, where in some instances he looks for a perceptive oak impact and in others, a preservation of minerality amidst extra creaminess.

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