Dieter Cronje

Presqu'ile

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay - 2017

Characteristics

Acidity

Body

Umami

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay - 2017
Côte d’Or meets Point Break. Combines the graceful symmetry of white Burgundy with a kaleidoscopic lushness that’s like riding that last perfect wave.

In Burgundy, all the best things are found in the middle (like the Grand Cru vineyards, which zig and zag mid-slope between lesser ones). It’s just the opposite in Santa Barbara, where greatness lies at the extremes. Scan a map of the California coast — Santa Barbara County is the knee juts out into the Pacific just above Los Angeles. This makes it a special and dynamic place for growing cool-climate Chardonnay — a cymbal crash of desert sun and middle-of-the-ocean air. The grapes for this estate bottling are sourced entirely from the winery’s 73-acre certified sustainable estate vineyard, which features uniquely sandy soils and a strong marine influence. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak (10% new). Prior to bottling it spends 6 months in stainless steel. 13% alcohol.

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