Once again classic
perfumed aromas of Chenin shine through--apple, peach, honey, and mineral.
A lively and firm
structure. Refreshing is a character I seek in all my wines, but I can offer no better example than this one to
confirm that goal.
After the marvelous 2012 vintage, we were rewarded again in 2013, with a nearly perfect growing
season. A warm dry spring got the vines off to an early start and also set an excellent crop. That early start
translated into an early harvest as well, beginning with our Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño on August 29, followed
a couple of weeks later with our Chenin.
Bottling Date: March 10, 2014.
I treated our Chenin Blanc in a similar fashion as our Albariño and Sauvignon Blanc. Whole-cluster
pressing gently releases the juice that ferments in stainless steel with a yeast selected to accentuate the
fruitiness and wonderful aromatics of the grape.
Fermentation: 15 days at 50º
After fermentation, a portion continues to age in stainless steel
barrels as well as old neutral French oak barrels to add some texture and richness. 75% Stainless Steel
25% Neutral Oak
Very pale straw in color, our 2013 offers a racier version than the more opulent 2012.