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

Winery Dierberg Wines
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
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
Item NoT05909
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Santa Barbara County
Dierberg Chardonnay Santa Maria

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.