The 100% Chardonnay grapes were sourced from 10 – 25-year-old vines from north-facing Estate vineyards on moderate slopes resting at 600 feet in altitude. Olivier’s cellar is located partially underground, allowing him to move juice and wine via gravity. Very little sulfur is added at any step in the winemaking process, and wines are bottled unfiltered. After being harvested, the whole clusters were pressed directly, fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts and aged in tank for one year.
This wine has a beautiful pale golden hue with mustard flecks, and aromas of citrus pith, lemon and flint. With ripeness like that of the 2018 vintage, it is nicely textured with flavors of pineapple core, Meyer lemon, and under ripe stone fruit, and expresses a clean, energetic finish.