Mer Soleil Silver "Unoaked" Chardonnay 2017, Monterey County, California

Silver captures the crisp, pure, mineral essence of the classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in Chardonnays of the Pacific coastline. Using Chardonnay grapes grown in the Mer Soleil Vineyard in Monterey County, the grapes are harvested when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with green. The grapes were pressed and fermented in both stainless steel and natural cement tanks imported from France, with no oak contact or malolactic fermentation. The wine is bottled early in the year to maintain its fresh character and crisp citrus finish. Mer Soleil grapes are grown, produced and bottled by the Wagner family, a 5th generation California wine family. The ceramic bottle reflects the small cement wine tanks used in the production of Silver Chardonnay.