Luc Morlet dedicates “Ma Douce” (or “My Sweet”) to his wife, and you can taste the love that goes into making it. Crafted in a traditional Burgundian style with fruit from their cool, high-elevation vineyard in Fort Ross-Seaview, crème brulee, orange zest, and wet-stone minerality define this graceful and age-worthy Chardonnay.
The 2018 Chardonnay Ma Douce (which is named after winemaker Luc Morlet's wife) shows a more racy, focused style compared to the Coup de Coeur and has gorgeous notes of caramelized lemon, orange blossom, white flowers, spice, and toasted bread. Coming from the Fort Ross-Seaview region of the Sonoma Coast, it has a touch of marine-like salinity, full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and a monster of a finish. It's another riveting Chardonnay from Morlet that will evolve for 8-10+ years. This cuvée was aged 14 months in 25% to 33% new French oak.