CERITAS Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard 2019 Case x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
White Still Wine | America | North Coast | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: North Coast
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Tucked away just east of the town of Occidental, Charles Heintz vineyard is one of the region's oldest historic vineyard sites purchased over a century ago in 1912. But this site simply begged for wine grapes, specifically Chardonnay, with its classic Goldridge sandy loam soils, and the location just above the fog line, offering abundant sunshine with cool ocean breezes. So, in 1980, with the assistance of winegrowing pioneer Warren Dutton, Charlie planted Chardonnay. These three-decade-old vines are one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. At the time, this was the westernmost planting of Chardonnay, which was thought to be suitable only for sparkling wine due to its limited ripening potential. Heintz Vineyard has since proven to be superb Chardonnay terroir, its inherent richness balanced by bright acidity and briny minerality. They share the organically farmed section with a fellow winery. While the fruit ripens slowly due to vine age, patience has its rewards: the quality outstanding.
JANCIS ROBINSON 16.5+
Drink: 2022 - 2027
Charles Heintz is just outside the town of Occidental, directly in the face of coastal influences. The eroded, meagre sandstone soils drive the old vine roots deep into the bedrock. Cool ocean air moderates the direct sunshine. Pale straw. Lightly smoky nose. Really rich palate impact – actually quite rich for a Sonoma Coast wine. And with quite a bit of chew. Lots of savour – and a hint of oak influence.
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Pricing - No further discounts apply. Prices include Freight, Jersey Import Duty & GST.
Delivery - Autumn 2022
Storage - Free storage until 30th April 2023 in our temperature-controlled storage facility.
Allocation - On a first-come-first-served basis.
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