2022 Haarmeyer 'St. Rey' Chenin Blanc Clarksburg
Winemaker Notes: A delicious example of “Sacramento Terroir,” this ‘St. Rey’ is made from chenin harvested from younger vines planted on the sand and clay soils of the Sutter Ranch Vineyard in the southern part of the Clarksburg AVA. Here the marine breezes temper the river delta’s summer heat and preserve the wine’s natural acidity. Haarmeyer works exclusively with organically grown fruit and uses as little intervention in the cellar as possible. Grapes are foot trodden, basket pressed, then exposed to oxygen and fermented spontaneously with ambient yeast in neutral large format barrels, where the wine remains until bottling, which occurs without fining and with coarse filtration only when necessary. Vibrant, fresh notes of lemon, green herb, and chalky minerals linger alongside a delicately creamy texture on the palate. Refreshing and balanced, it pairs beautifully with a variety of foods, but especially shines when partnered with seafood! Organically grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Chenin Blanc|