On the nose, enjoy fresh, crisp hints of grapefruit and lemon, some flintiness. These aromas are followed by above average acidity, bright green apple with a steely character and a long, crisp, citrusy finish.
Wine Color: White
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: 100% Livermore Valley
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Acid: 0.71 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
Our 92-acre estate vineyard was first planted in 1884 with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings that French grape grower, Louis Mel, brought to Livermore from Chateau d’ Yquem in Bordeaux. Near the turn of the century, Chardonnay was also planted on the ranch, which has recently been replanted with various Chardonnay clones. The vineyards are planted in a combination of Livermore gravel (rocky soil with excellent drainage) in the flatlands, and a slightly richer gravel soil on the sloping hillside. All of the vineyards are sustainably farmed and handharvested in the early morning hours.
Cold fermented in stainless steel and racked into stainless steel after primary fermentation.
Aged in stainless steel, not stirred, non-malolactic fermentation.