Chardonnay Komorebi Vineyard - 2017
West Sonoma Coast, considered the outskirts of where grape cultivation is practical in California, has a rising culture of eco-conscious vintners who embrace organic and biodynamic viticulture. The vines' proximity to the Pacific results in milder morning fog and ocean breezes. This, together with a kaleidoscope of soils and steep ridges rising to 1,500 feet and an unusually lengthy growing season, contributes to the wine's overall heightened acidity, lower alcohol, and intrinsic freshness. The vines are dry-farmed organically and biodynamically on chemical-free soils. High-density plantings (3,600 vines per acre vs. the more normal 1,600) assure vine stability. 100% whole cluster fermentation, extended élevage in larger casks, and deliberate bottle-aging are all combined with the goal of being as simple as possible. Because the 6.25-acre vineyard of Goldridge fine sandy loam is next to sequoia trees, the parcel that grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is known as the Komorebi Vineyard. "Komorebi" in Japanese means "sunlight filtered through the leaves of trees."
- Brand:Matt Taylor
- Sub-Region:Sonoma County
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- Country:United States
- Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
- Winemaker Name:Matt Taylor