The NV Solera, Methode Ancestrale, Rancho Tepusquet Chardonnay is our offering of bubbles from the Bien Nacido Vineyard & Rancho Vinedo Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. The Chardonnay was picked at 18 Brix, then fermented with native yeast in barrel, with no additions. During the primary fermentation, the 2020 wine was blended with our Solera base of Chardonnay from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019, then aged together in 500 L barrels. The wine is bottled at the very end of the primary fermentation to capture the natural bubbles in bottle. The wine ages on lees in bottle before being riddled, disgorged, corked and caged, all by hand.
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