melon. The palate is linear, with ginger, a hint of fresh key lime, and a lingering minerality. Chill it way down. For your oysters. Farming: Kirtlan Vineyard is located in the river delta region of the Clarksburg AVA. It's a relatively little-known region but is gaining recognition as of
late for Chenin Blanc in particular. Dense clay loam soils have a tendency to cause too much vigor, so the vines are meticulously pruned and thinned to
concentrate flavors. Cool winds from the coast and the moderating effects of the nearby rivers combined with a protective canopy help retain brightness
and freshness in the grapes.
Vinification: These vines were hand-picked and brought to the winery, where they were sorted and loaded into the press whole cluster. After two days in the tank, the juice was racked with fluffy lees into three neutral barrels. It remained in these barrels with fine lees until bottling, undergoing a spontaneous malolactic fermentation in early winter. Bottled unfined/unfiltered April 25, 2022.