Global / California
These Chardonnay grapes were discovered in cool-climate growing regions of California, from the Central Coast to the Delta Region of the Sacramento River. The variety of vineyards and growing areas provide a tapestry of flavor, together creating a balanced, complex and harmonious wine. The blend is produced in a family-owned winery with state-of-the-art solar and water conservation technology. Grapes are harvested during cooler night and morning hours to highlight the crisp citrus flavors. After crushing, the must is fermented at cool temperatures, around 60°F, in stainless steel tanks. A small portion of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation, adding complexity, silkiness and body to the wine.
San Diego International Wine Competition
In 2021, the harvest started a bit earlier than the previous year. Despite the relatively low rainfall during the growing season, the crops were slightly lighter, yet the fruit had a more concentrated flavor and color. Additionally, due to the consistent weather during the summer months, there were no lingering heat waves that could have affected the fruit's quality. This helped maintain fruit acidity, resulting in a balanced and bright taste.
Elegant and well-balanced, our Chardonnay offers aromas of ripe pineapple, golden apple, Anjou pear and guava with hints of vanilla and baking spice. These lovely characteristics flow through to the palate leading to a crisp and refreshing finish.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
ACIDITY: 0.4 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- 95% Chardonnay and 5% Gewürztraminer sourced from cool-climate regions in California
- Vinified in stainless steel, with complexity and richness from aging on the lees
- Lower Carbon Footprint: solar and water conservation in the winery, lightweight glass, and local sustainable printer
- Screw cap closure is practical, environmentally friendly and well-suited for wines meant to be enjoyed on release