2018 "Summit" Chardonnay
At the highest point of our vineyards, we have planted the deeply aromatic clone 809. From this position of our north facing Block 5, growing in red volcanic soils, we get low yields and tiny clusters that really capture the essence of this vineyard. We used French oak barrels for fermentation and aging, including 66% Acacia wood, selected to highlight the intense aromatics of this clone. All indigenous yeasts were used and the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. A different and very satisfying expression of what Chardonnay can accomplish in these ideal conditions.