Scribe Winery (500 ml) 2016 Skin Fermented Chardonnay, Carneros
Item Number: 11692
Sub Region: Sonoma
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Vintage Notes: Sonoma's third consecutive warm winter prompted an early start to the growing season. March frosts slightly thinned what would become a warm, healthy vintage. As harvest started early in August, the weather cooled and fruit quality soared, prompting a balanced and beautiful vintage.
Winemaking Notes: The Skin Fermented Chardonnay started as an experiment. When 809 clone grapes weren’t cooperating with the others in the winemaking process, Scribe isolated them and tried something slightly different. Fermented on the skins for 101 days in concrete, this traditional (and resurgent) winemaking process adds the necessary color, texture and structure to create a delicate balance against the clone’s pronounced floral, tropical fruity notes. The result is an expressive golden-hued wine, in a shorter 500 ml bottle, that has earned its place as a Scribe staple.