Produced to capture the essence of Carneros, our 2011 Nueva Chardonnay enjoys an extensive winemaking effort starting with early harvesting to retain natural acidity throughout the process. 100% barrel fermentation and sur lie aging allow the wine to take on a fuller, lusher profile with only hints of oak that contribute touches of toasty, honey-like notes.
Malo-lactic fermentation was induced to achieve a round, creamy mid palate but the wine’s focus is on the indigenous fruit charasterics for which Carneros is known. Our Nueva Chardonnay takes full advantage of five Carneros vineyards, each among the finest the appellation has to offer.
Farmed by the Sangiacomo Family, growers since 1904, these vineyards represent a Chardonnay resource unsurpassed anywhere in Wine Country. While sharing the Carneros umbrella with its marine influence, courtesy of the San Pablo Bay to the south, each of these parcels contributes to its own distinct flavor characteristics.
Owner: MacLeod Family
Winemaker: Michael Sebastiani
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Fermented and aged in stainless steel
Alcohol Content: 13.2%
Serving Temperature: 54°F