2021 Cruse Wine Co. Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills, California

2021 Cruse Wine Co. Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills, California

$34.99

This wine comes from a unique site high in the Sierra Foothills just outside of the town of Murphys. The vines are own-rooted and planted in the late sixties in schist soils over a limestone bedrock and was recently purchased by Matthew Rorick and his family. The vine age, elevation, and rocky soils create incredibly low yielding vines with the tiniest of clusters.SOILSchist over limestone

VITICULTUREFarmed using organic methods

VINIFICATION: The grapes were hand harvested and gently pressed using a long Champagne press cycle. Juice was transferred to neutral barrels and fermentation occur red spontaneous ly. Long s low bar rel fermentations with no added sulfur. Bottled after 18 months in barrel with approximately 20 ppm total sulfur added.

 

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