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2020 Baileyana La Pristina Chardonnay

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

This pristine Chardonnay offers a fresh bouquet full of citrus, apple, pineapple and pear. The restrained, yet elegant oak influence imparts notes of almond and vanilla while a balanced acidity highlights the citrus notes on the palate. This wine finishes softly, allowing the beautiful balance of fruit and acidity to shine.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 76

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

October 2020

FERMENTATION:

100% barrel fermented on 50% new French Oak;

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

13.9%

TA:

6.8 g/L

PH:

3.4

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

199

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

Tasting Notes

This pristine Chardonnay offers a fresh bouquet full of citrus, apple, pineapple and pear. The restrained, yet elegant oak influence imparts notes of almond and vanilla while a balanced acidity highlights the citrus notes on the palate. This wine finishes softly, allowing the beautiful balance of fruit and acidity to shine.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clone and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Clone 76

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

October 2020

FERMENTATION:

100% barrel fermented on 50% new French Oak;

BARREL REGIME:

Aged on the lees for 9 months on 50% new French Oak

ALCOHOL:

13.9%

TA:

6.8 g/L

PH:

3.4

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

199

Vintage Outlook

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

The Art of Making Our Wine

Throughout the millenia for which winemaking has existed, the humble grape has always been the star of the show. Its journey from a simple fruit to a complex, beautiful wine, is tastfully shepherded by the winemaker, asserting themself into the natural process while being mindful not to overly interfere with the wonder that is fermentation.

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