|Wine Type:||White Wine|
|Harvest Date:||September 30th, 2011|
|Fermentation:||Whole Cluster pressed, indigenous yeast fermentatiion and weekly battonage|
|Bottling Date:||April 30th, 2013|
This intense and concentrated single vineyard Chardonnay begins with vivid aromas of acacia, pineapple and citrus blossom. Then the vibrancy of the wines’ aroma is matched by its opulent texture and layered flavors of candied grapefruit, dried apricot with a mineral laden finish. Indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and extended aging of 16 months on lees has produced a wine with exceptional complexity.
This spectacular vineyard sits along Laguna Ridge at the edge of the Green Valley AVA. Meticulously farmed and planted at a very high density of 2420 vines per acre, the vineyard is planted to Dijon clone 548 and 95. Once a spectacular apple orchard we pay homage to the Martinelli Family and the history of the site by naming the wine ‘La Pommeraie’ – French for apple orchard.