2015 Rita's Crown Chardonnay

2015 Rita's Crown Chardonnay

$ 28.00

2015 was an early harvest throughout the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. We picked on August 17, 2015 and the fruit was in excellent condition. We crushed whole-clusters and transferred the wine to tank to cold settle for one week then racked the juice to a stainless tank and inoculated to begin primary fermentation. After several weeks, we racked the wine to barrels and for malolactic fermentation. After 12 months, the wine was racked off its gross lees and filtered. The wine was bottled May 2017 and released November 2017.

Technical Information
Velvet Bee 2014 Rita’s Crown Chardonnay
Vineyards: Rita’s Crown
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
Clone: Rita’s Crown Dijon clone 76

Harvest Statistics
Harvest Date: 8/17/2015
pH: 3.32
TA: 6.51 
Barrel fermented, malolactic fermentation

Bottling:
Cases: 54
Total Alcohol:  14.8%
Bottled:  May, 2017
Date of release:  November 1, 2017