Growing Conditions

1.5L/$175.00 Our Ritchie Chardonnay walks the fine line between richness and delicacy. It has a great mouthfeel that balances power and elegance. 2010 was a cool though not cold vintage; we harvested Ritchie the 29th of September. Fully mature grapes made a wine of plush richness, though the cool vintage ensured racy acidity.

Bottling

Bottled non-filtered.

Winemaking

Whole-cluster pressing for delicacy, native-yeast barrel fermentation and full natural malolactic fermentation.

Aging

21 months in 45% new French oak barrels (Francois Freres & Demptos) and aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage.