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CERITAS Chardonnay, Trout Gulch Vineyard 2019 Case x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE

White Still Wine | America | California | 75cl


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Pre-Release Wine

Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: America
Region: California
Wine Style: Crisp and Dry White
Grape: Chardonnay


Their southernmost vineyard, Trout Gulch, sits a mere 3.5 miles from the ocean. Trout Gulch sits at 750 feet above the hamlet of Aptos in the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard was planted in 1980 to Wente Chardonnay and Mt Eden Pinot Noir and is carefully tended to by winemaker/vigneron Richard Alfaro. Uplifted oceanic sandy soils create a unique drainage sending the vines deep into marine derived sub-soils. Tucked into a cool coastal redwood drainage allows temperatures here to stay cooler than expected - summertime highs rarely exceed 27°C.
"Taught saline nose hints at sea spray and fresh uni. Bursting flavors of lemon and mint are framed by an energetic acidity and fresh palate. You can taste the uplifted seabed and sand soils from this site. Pure, crystalline and completely transparent – this wine has nothing to hide." - John Raytek.

Drink: 2021 - 2026
"Trout Gulch sits in a narrow slot canyon in the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes this their coldest Chardonnay site. Cool ocean air is pushed up into the canyon in the evening and holds long into the early hours of the following day, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily. The uplifted oceanic floor soils are well-drained and do not retain heat, pushing the coolness deep into the root zone. Very focused wine with marked acidity – almost too much. Not to be served too cool. Bracing Chablis style."

Terms and Conditions
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.
Payment - As per our normal T&Cs.
E&OE - Errors & Ommissions Excepted