Chenin Blanc 'Norgard Vineyard' - Jaimee Motley - 2016
Mendocino, California / U.S.A.
Hand harvested from 40yr old vines planted in gravelly loam soils at 210m altitude
Whole bunch fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aged for 18 months in old oak barrels
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
A Cali Chenin with the steeley minerality of the Loire. Honey, nuts and green apples match the rounded texture whilst the generous acidity provides vibrancy and length. Bright, fresh and saline, with great evolution in the glass