Like many of our wines, the Skin Fermented Chardonnay started as an experiment. When 809 clone grapes weren’t cooperating with the others in the winemaking process, we isolated them and tried something slightly different. Fermented on the skins for 101 days in concrete, this traditional (and resurgent) winemaking process adds the necessary color, texture and structure to create a delicate balance against the clone’s pronounced floral, tropical fruity notes. The result is an expressive golden-hued wine, in a shorter 500 ml bottle, that has earned its place as a staple, annual Scribe release.
2016 meteorological data: Sonoma's third consecutive warm winter prompted an early start to the growing season. march frosts slightly thinned what would become a warm, healthy vintage. As harvest started early in August, the weather cooled and fruit qualtiy soared, prompting a balanced and beautiful vintage.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Harvest Dates: August 24th - September 14th | 22.5 °Bx | pH 3.69 | TA 5.7 g/L