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.
2017 meteorological data: Sonoma's After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
22 °Bx | pH 3.55 | TA 6.5 g/L