2018 Chardonnay Jura meets NY as oxidative and reductive tendencies meet, and fruit and mineral notes clash to make a Chardonnay that is a joy to drink. Peach, apricot, and a whisper of tropicalia with some wet stone backing up the nose. Broad and mouth-filling with some richness and texture, but still an acid streak to make you want another sip immediately. Half was whole-cluster macerated for 48 hours and half was direct pressed, all into neutral French oak barrels. No racking or stirring. Bottled without any additional Sulfur.
2018 Cortese Type of soil: Clayey-marls System of growth: Guyot, 4200 plants per hectare Medium age of vine in production: 25 years Yeld of grapes per hectare: 80 q. Time of grape harvest: first week...