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Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, 2021

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California - United States
Santa Cruz
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From the Grower
"Aromatically, expect crisp Asian Pear, white pineapple and honeysuckle on a fresh sea breeze. There is a delicate chalkiness on the palate, with hints of lilikoi, cherimoya and lime zest."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Average age of vines: 15
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.7%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Bottle weight: 440

Additional Information

Barrel fermented in a cool cellar in neutral oak, topped and remains in barrel for ~6 months. Then racked together to stainless steel tank for ~4 months before bottling. This cuvée is a celebration of Chardonnay in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is sourced from several small amongst these, we highlight the old vine plantings at Arey Vineyard on the northeastern slopes, Ascona Vineyard perched along South Skyline, and Toyon Vineyard on the foggy coastal slopes. These sites each bring their unique mountain micro-climate signature to the blend, resulting in a wine that dances along the intersection of freshness and fruit.
Madson Wines, a collaboration between viticulturist Ken Swegles and winemaker Cole Thomas, is committed to expressing the terroir of small vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. With Swegles’ devotion to organic and biodynamic viticulture and Thomas’ light-handed vinification the two have created a voice in their wines that is unobscured, elegant and precise.
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