In addition to fantastic Pinot Noir, the biodynamic Duvarita Vineyard grows intense yet balanced Chardonnay from its gentle slopes of sandy soils further down the hill. Wines here are medium bodied and elegant, with a stony minerality and a remarkable depth of flavor. These wines evolve slowly and will absolutely repay bottle aging (under appropriate storage conditions).
In 2019, the vineyard produced s very small crop of 2.4 tons per acre across two sections (Clones 548 and 76). The grapes were gently pressed, settled overnight and then fermented and aged one their lees in French oak barrels (20 % new) for 17 months.
Antonio Galloni gave this wine 95 points, stating:
The 2019 Chardonnay Duvarita Vineyard is transparent, nuanced and so exceptionally vivid. Apricot, tangerine oil, white flowers, mint, crushed rocks and white flowers are all finely sculpted. The 2019 dazzles with its saline, infused minerality, tension and outstanding balance.
Extremely Limited: Only 200 Cases Produced.