Pali, 2019 Chardonnay 'Pali Vineyard Natural'
Our grapes for the 2019 'Pali Vineyard' Natural Chardonnay were picked on the chilly, early morning of October 2, 2019, from Pali Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This 50 acre vineyard sits on a gentle, southeast facing slope comprised of mostly sandy soil. The clusters were sorted and pressed that morning, and the juice went through a spontaneous fermentation facilitated by only native yeast alive in the air and on the grapes. The grapes were punched down by hand multiple times daily during fermentation. No sulfur was added throughout the wine's elevage. Less than 20PPM was added prior to bottling.