Style
White
Type

Still

Winemaker

Miro Tcholakov

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Varieties

Chardonnay

Viticulture

The grapes were sourced from two Russian River vineyards - an established, old vines vineyard, with very small berries and clusters providing great concentration of aromas and flavors and a young but promising block full of enthusiasm .

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Vinification

The grapes were hand-picked early in the morning at the lowest temperature possible. Fruit is pressed directly without destemming for preserving more of the delicate aromas. The entire lot was barrel fermented with partial malolactic fermentation to preserve the fruit expression of the grapes and to keep more of the natural acidity and freshness. The lees on the bottom of the barrels was stirred twice per month for increased mouth feel and viscosity.

Aging

100% Barrel fermented in 22% New French Oak for 5 months

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

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Tasting Note

Aromas of tropical fruits, ripe apples, peaches and apricots. Further aeration reveals deeper aromas of toast with a touch of caramel and ripe Meyer lemon meringue and a bit of minerality. The mouth feel is generous and rich, with tamed acidity and long and round finish.