Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay
The grapes sourced for this native yeast fermented Chardonnay were hand picked and carefully selected from our original vineyard planted in 1980. These old vines yielded an average of 1.8 tons per acre. This Chardonnay was grown exclusively on our estate vineyard located on Silverado Trail. The shallow, rocky hillside vineyard planted in 1980 stressed the vine sufficiently during the growing season to ensure intense varietal character. We employed a variety of techniques in managing each vineyard’s micro-climate including trellising, leaf removal and crop reduction.