South facing slope, 1800 ft elevation overlooking Monterey with moderating coastal influence. Situated just beneath an extinct volcano with decomposed granite and limestone soils. Picked early to preserve natural acidity, whole cluster pressed to concrete eggs for fermentation and subsequent sur lie elevage. Chalky oyster shell and citrus blossom with mouthwatering acidity.
This particular wine is in the “sec” category – though there is no perceptible sweet taste (just luscious fruitiness), the small amount of residual sugar shows itself in the texture,...
Structured to the palate, with intense notes of citrus and exotic fruits, full bodied and rich, with after taste finish of mature fruits.
Bright acidity and citrus fruit mark this robust 100% Chardonnay from northern Burgundy. The balance comes from the classic minerality expected in this appelation that is actually closer to Champagne...