The fruit in this wine is from the north-facing slope across the road from the house. These plantings are over twenty five years old with a very wide spacing and rows running east to west. A majority of the fruit is the Old Wente clone of Chardonnay, which provides structure, minerality and citrus notes. The remaining percentage is the Rued clone which is much more floral in flavor and provides richness on the palate.
Porter Bass Estate Chardonnay Russian River Valley Download PDF
|Winery||Porter-Bass Winery and Poco a Poco|
|Farming Practices||biodynamic (Demeter Certified)|
|Soils||granite and loam|
|Year Vines Were Planted||before 1983|
|Fermentation||neutral barrel (whole berry maceration)|
|Maturation||14 months in neutral barrels|