2021 Amrit Chardonnay
Bien Nacido Vineyard, Block L, Santa Maria Valley
Amrit is a sanskrit word that means "immortality.” In ancient Indian texts, it is synonymous with elixir, ambrosia or a divine nectar. This wine is perhaps a bridge in between the old and new worlds; boundary-breaking and landing somewhere in between a Chablis and a California chardonnay. The glass is brimming with orange blossom, lemon curd, pink pearl apple and flint and the palate is full of vibrant, mouthwatering acidity.
Handpicked on September 28, 2021. Gently whole cluster pressed in a membrane press. After cold settling, the wine was fermented in a combination of new and neutral French oak. 100% malolactic fermentation. Batonnage performed throughout primary and secondary fermentation.
Santa Maria Valley
Bien Nacido Vineyard
September 28, 2021
12 months in 50% New French Oak
100 cases on November 10, 2022
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with triple crème brie for a marriage made in heaven.