Producer: Dalton Winery
Bottle Size: 750 ml
The philosophy behind this wine was to make a chardonnay with as little intervention as possible. We have moved away from the heavy oaky style wine to bring much lighter and fruitier wine, which we believe is a truer expression of the fruit and a wine that is much easier to drink.
The grapes were hand picked at the end of August. Close proximity to the winery allowed for immediate crushing and chilling. Only the free run juice was used to make this wine. Reductive handling of the must was encouraged and cold fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks without the influence of oak. For added complexity, the wine was allowed to sit on its lees for about a month after fermentation.