2016 Mendocino Chenin Blanc

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2016 Mendocino Chenin Blanc

28.00

The 2016 Mendocino Chenin, hailing from 30+ year old vines in Mendocino County, came in in fantastically tight, peaberry clusters. The vines have been diligently producing quality fruit for years and we were excited to get the chance to work with the fruit. Harvested intentionally at a lower sugar level to maintain and highlight the natural acidity Chenin Blanc possesses, the clusters were stomped by foot (a fabulous day!) and left to macerate on skins overnight before being gently pressed off and racked to barrel for fermentation. A low and slow barrel ferment was followed by weekly stirring of the lees and six months sur lie aging in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel barrels before being bottled.

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