Lioco Chardonnay 2022, Sonoma County, California

A selection of complementary Sonoma County vineyards composes this wine. While each site is distinct, they share a common commitment to sustainable horticulture and strident farming. The intention for this wine is to express, as transparently as possible, the unique character of this region. Warm days and cool nights, tempered by consistent oceanic fog, yield full and rich chardonnays balanced by brisk acidity. The fruit was hand harvested, and the berries ‘broken’ before being pressed. The majority was fermented in stainless steel tanks. A small portion went to neutral French oak for 6 months before assemblage. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally and finished completely. A gentle cross-flow filtration was performed prior to bottling. Aroma: Kumquat, crushed chalk, jasmine flower. Flavor: Lemonheads, green pear, Thai basil.