||August 22, 24 , 27 & September 2, 4, 2014
||Whole cluster pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast
The Chardonnay is now sourced principally from our Martaella Estate Vineyard. We have planted heirloom clones of Chardonnay that retain bright acidity and express beautiful floral and mineral notes. The low-fertility soil and the cool temperatures in this part of the Russian River Valley unite to form an ideal place for growing Chardonnay.
The fruit was harvested at night and rigorously hand sorted before whole-cluster pressing. After settling overnight, the juice was fermented in 28% new French Oak barrels with indigenous yeast.