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Marimar Estate
Acero Chardonnay

Acero is the Spanish word for steel and it refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavors. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling.

Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. The European-style high density of over 2,000 vines per acre provides low yields and requires intensive labor; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse than with the traditional low density.

Owner: Marimar Torres
Website: www.marimarestate.com
Winemaker: Marimar Torres
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard Location: California

The grapes were harvested early October, gently whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented together in stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees F. After completing the primary fermentation, the wine went through 100% malolactic in the same tank. It is then bottled in August.

Tasting Notes
Color: Attractive, bright fruit, fresh and lively.
Bouquet: Notes of lemon cream, white peach and ginger
Flavor: Crisp and vibrant in the mid palate, it shows great balance, full flavors and a dry, long finish
Pairings: Tapas and other light dishes

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 46°F- 48°F