SANGIACOMO CATERINA VINEYARD
We hand pick and sort our fruit to focus on the highest quality fruit in the vineyard. The grapes are brought to the winery extremely clean, where they undergo a second sorting. They are whole cluster pressed gently, and we keep the press fractions separate. The wine is partially fermented in a cool tank allowing for the natural esters to remain and retain as much fruit as possible. We finish the wine in barrel and stainless drum allowing for full lees contact and fractional barrel fermentation. The wine is aged on the lees and stirred bi-monthly. We bottle after 9 months to retain the freshness and brightness our vineyard offers.
With floral aromas accented by citrus, pineapple, pear and vanilla, this wine has vibrant acidity and is fresh on the palate. The wine is bright, and the flavors of pear, apple, vanilla, and honeysuckle show complexity. The balanced flavors on the finish leave a lasting impression.
• 100% Chardonnay
• 100% Carneros—Sonoma