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La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2020 12pack 13.5% 750ml

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2020 12pack 13.5% 750ml

After the grapes were picked, they were gently pressed and allowed to settle for 24 hours before being racked to a mix of French and American oak barrels for fermentation. 15% of the barrels were con-inoculated with a house strain of malolactic bacteria which were later used to top of the remainder of the barrels after primary fermentation was completed. A small portion of the wine was racked to stainless steel tanks for fermentation which added an element of juicy acidity and aromatics to the finished wine.

Over 30 years of experience working with chardonnay and pinot noir have established La Crema as a winery of consistent quality. La Crema produces wines from top cool-climate appellations to include; Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Monterey and most recently Willamette. The unifying factors of all these sites are their cool, windy climates and marine-based soils. La Crema's vineyards are all harvested by hand in the cooler morning hours. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional with modern enhancements to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema's Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin. Outstanding vineyard sources, limited yields and artisanal wine making produce wines that receive high acclaim.

Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Sonoma Valley, California
Winemaker: Craig McAlister



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