WHITE → 2021 Chardonnay.
Candles, dinner table, many chairs.
93% Chardonnay + 7% Malolactic Sauv. Blanc
Full skins soak for 2 days before pressing to stainless steel to begin wild fermentation. Transferred to old 300L barrels for primary fermentation in barrel, then light rack-and-return to same barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Matured in the same barrels on lees for 10 more months. Brought together and a little Sauv. Blanc (made the same way) integrated, for one month of further maturation before bottling.
Soft yellow peach and nectarine with subtle hints of nuts and melon. Textural and moderately bodied. Tender and perceptive.
Stubbornly youthful, vibrantly wise. Lays down a crisp linen tablecloth; a freshly-picked basket of stone fruit; a well-loved candle.