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Marimar Estate
“La Masía” Chardonnay

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 greater concentration and finesse, more elegant aromas, and better balance than with the traditional low density.

The grapes were harvested in mid-late September, then gently whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in premium French oak. The barrels were 31% new oak from the forest of Allier, coopered by Rousseau, Damy, and Dargaud & Jaegle. After undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for nine months and bottled in June.


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

Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley

Vinification
The grapes were harvested in mid-late September, then gently whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in premium French oak. The barrels were 31% new oak from the forest of Allier, coopered by Rousseau, Damy, and Dargaud & Jaegle. After undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for nine months and bottled in June.

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow
Bouquet: The nose is fragrant with floral aromas of honeysuckle, characteristic of the Spring Mountain clone, plus notes of pineapple and orange zest from the Rued.
Flavor: On the palate the wine keeps opening up to reveal hints of apple pie and tapioca, nicely framed by judicious oak reminiscent of hazelnut and spice. A complex wine, round and well balanced, with a creamy and engaging finish.

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 50°F