Bench Chardonnay Russian River 2015 Bench Chardonnay Russian River 2015 Bench Chardonnay Russian River 2015 Download PDF

Winery Brack Mountain Wine Company
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilssand and loam
Year Vines Were Plantedlate 1970's
Yeastselected yeast for tank-fermented wine / ambient flora for barrel-fermented wine
Fermentationwhole-cluster pressed to tank, cold settled overnight, and racked off heavy solids to tanks (60%) and barrels (40%)
MalolacticML arrested for bright, mineral style
Maturation4 months in neutral French barrels
Item NoT03020-15
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sonoma
Bench Chardonnay Russian River 2015

This wine is sourced from three carefully selected vineyards to make an “un-oaked” chardonnay that delivers minerality and fruit. From the Russian River Valley we chose Bazzano and Louvau vineyards for their soil types and mature vines. Both vineyards are over 15 years old and both are planted on old AXR1 rootstock, which is becoming rare, and produces remarkable Chardonnay. These vines have the unique ability to retain, not just their natural acidity, but maintain lower sugar levels while ripening late in the harvest season.