Dierberg Chardonnay Santa Maria 2013 Dierberg Chardonnay Santa Maria 2013 Dierberg Chardonnay Santa Maria 2013 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery Dierberg Wines
VarietiesChardonnay
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilsalluvial deposits, sandy loam
Harvest Techniquefruit is harvested by soil type, across several different blocks, rather than by discreet clonal selections
Year Vines Were Planted1992
Yeastselected
Fermentationin a mix of new and used French oak
Malolacticless than 10 percent of the wine goes through secondary (malolactic) fermentation
Maturation33% new French oak for 16 months / aged in larger, 400 liter barrels that impart less oak influence than typical barrels
FilterLight
FiningNone
Alcohol14.5%
Item NoT05909-13
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Santa Barbara County
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Dierberg Chardonnay Santa Maria 2013
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Dierberg Vineyard is situated atop a sandy loam mesa above the South Bank of the Santa Maria River. The vineyard, located in the near-extreme Western part of the Santa Maria Valley AVA, is one of the coolest vineyards in the appellation. This attribute, combined with the sandy, marine-based soils, creates Chardonnays with high acidity. Following harvest we use a mix of time-tested techniques from Burgundy in combination with less traditional techniques more suited to the unique characteristics of the vineyard. The result is a lush, mouth-filling Chardonnay balanced by crisp acidity.