2022 Girasole Chardonnay
Our single vineyard chardonnay grapes were hand-harvested in late September 2022 from our home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards. The cold fruit was destemmed and transferred to our tank press. The juice was then cold settled and clarified for 48 hours. The fresh, clean juice was then separated from the lees prior to yeast inoculation. The juice was fermented cool at 52-58F. Cold aged on light oak at approximately 50F for 6 months to aid in mouthfeel development and aromatic
Light straw in color, this wine offers up aromas of lemon-lime, kiwi fruit and Granny Smith apples. An elegant, creamy note lies gently on the additional aromas of vanilla and lightly roasted almonds. A beautiful rich, mouth-filling entry is followed by gentle flavors of citrus and lightly toasted oak. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, thereby preserving its brisk and refreshing acidity.