Saracina 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay
Saracina has learned that the older, sustainably farmed blocks that comprised the original Fetzer Sundial Chardonnay are ideally suited to their modern Saracina version of that classic. They continue to source from those Fetzer family blocks of 30+ year-old-vines. The Viognier hails from an original family planting on the east bank of the Russian River. In tribute to the venerable history of the chosen Chardonnay sites, the fruit was whole cluster pressed, settled, and fermented to dryness entirely in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited to keep the wine fresh and bright. The wine remained on primary lees for approximately one month prior to blending to retain the pure expression of fruit for which they strive.