A lean but balanced white wine from Clairette Blanche. Textured with notes of lemon curd and stone fruit with biting spice.
Variety: Clairette Blanche
Vineyard: Martin Ranch Vineyard
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Lean but balanced in textural weight, slight wax and lanolin, lemon curd, white nectarine, persimmon and spice but a ginger bite.
Picked on the earlier side to preserve acidity. Whole cluster pressed, settled then racked to a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrique for fermentation and moved to all neutral barrique to complete malo during its 6 month elevage.
A rare grape in California raised in the Chamise Series (sandy loam) soils in the bucolic and biodynamic Martian Ranch in Los Alamos.