Tasting notes: Lemon peel, honey, beeswax, toasty
We were fortunate to bring in a small amount of Chenin Blanc from Massa Vineyard’s 3-acre planting for the 2021 vintage. The grapes were direct pressed, fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10 months with no filtration and went through 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine has a natural acidity that shows off the mountain fruit – with minerality as the focus. This vintage is a very special small production offering, so grab some while you can. It will age and develop for years if you can resist drinking it. Massa Vineyard sits at 1500 ft elevation and has been certified organic since 1996.
VARIETIES: 100% Chenin Blanc
VINEYARDS: Massa Vineyard
LOCATION: Carmel Valley
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 44 cases