2015 Under The Wire Alder Springs Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay

Mendocino

Mendocino

2015 Under The Wire Alder Springs Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay Mendocino  - Under The Wire
$45.00 each
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If Brosseau is Jackson Pollock, Alder is Henri Matisse, both operating on the edge yet with totally different results. Brosseau is distinctly Californian, a wine of Steinbeck's West, while Alder Springs is more regal and would be recognized by anyone named Henri--not necessarily Champagne, but certainly inspired by it. The vineyard exists thanks to the pioneering vineyard vision of Stu Bewley, who is one of the most thoughtful farmers we work with. Although on the edge of where great grapes can grow in California, the vineyard is remarkably consistent when it comes to quality. The sandstone soils along with the ocean influence give the wine incredible precision. The acidity is always a touch higher on Alder than Brosseau and should be a fine pairing for all things that come from the sea. This was the first year we implemented the use of Stockinger barrels (well, one barrel) from Austria on a couple of the Under The Wire wines, including this one. We love the additional complexity and structure we get from this incredible, tiny barrel producer from the town of Waidhofen.  3 g/l dosage



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