SANGIACOMO CATERINA VINEYARD

CHARDONNAY

THE WINEMAKING:

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 to 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.   

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS:

This Chardonnay has floral aromas accented by citrus, pineapple, pear and vanilla. This wine has vibrant acidity and freshness of the palate. The wine is bright, and the flavors of pear, apple, vanilla, and honeysuckle show the complexity of this wine. This wine is balanced, and its flavors leave a lasting impression on the palate.

• 100% Chardonnay
• 100% Carneros—Sonoma

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