2019 Chardonnay, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley
The Rochioli name is synonymous with quality. This vineyard-designate Chardonnay represents a collaboration between multi-generation winegrowing families.
The Rochioli family has grown grapes on their property since the late ‘50s. The vineyard is now farmed by the third generation. Our 2019 Rochioli blend is 82% Mid-40 block and 18% River block.
Harvest Date: September 13
We press whole grape clusters for phenolic delicacy. Native yeast and full native malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. After aging 20 months in 20% new François Frères and Taransaud Beaune French oak barrels, the Chardonnay was traditionally fined for clarity and texture and bottled without filtration.