Matthiasson 'Linda Vista', Chardonnay, Napa, California 2020
The Linda Vista vineyard terroir is noted by it's cool winds and clay soils which preserve the zesty acidity and freshness, while the Napa sun provides richness and ripeness of the fruit. Harvest happens a number of different times during the ripening period. The earlier harvest contributes to acidity and minerality, the later harvest contributes flesh and richness. All grapes are whole-cluster pressed than fermented and aged in seasoned French oak barrels, with only native yeast. Only two-fifth of the barrels go through Malo-latic fermentation.
Soil: Clay topsoil
Farming: CCOF certified organic grapes