2018 Chardonnay, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley
The Rochioli name is synonymous with quality, and this vineyard-designate Chardonnay represents a collaboration between multi-generation winegrowing families. The 2018 season was exemplary.
The Rochioli family has grown grapes on their property since the late ‘50s. The vineyard is now farmed by the third generation. Our 2018 Rochioli blend is 84% Mid-40 block and 16% River block.
Harvest Date: September 13
We gently press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage.
After aging 20 months in 25% new François Frères and Taransaud Beaune French oak barrels, the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration.