Lady of the Sunshine Chene Vineyard Chardonnay, 2022, 750ml
The one acre of Wente Clone Chardonnay yielded 2 tons to the acre and was picked at the end of August. The grapes were foot crushed and soaked on the skins overnight before being whole bunch pressed the next morning. The juice was collected and barreled down to ferment with native yeast in neutral oak barrels. The fermentation was encouraged to keep warm in barrel by soaking in the sun throughout the duration of the fermentation, before going dry. The wine aged on its lees for 10 months before being racked for the first time to bottle, without filtration.
Think olive oil cake, lemon zest, & sea salt