Lioco - Chardonnay Sonoma County 2022 750ml (13.0% ABV)
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WINE CLUB SELECTION OCT 2023
selection of complimentary Sonoma County vineyards, each site is distinct but share a commitment to sustainable farming. goal is to express the unique character of the region, with it's warm days / cool nights, oceanic fog, ancient forests, and river valleys - which create nuanced Chardonnay with brisk acidity.
'22 is a blend from 4 top notch sites. Since 2019 LIOCO has been declassifying barrels of Chardonnay from their top single vineyard sites into this cuvee. Clones: 4, Wente, 96, 95.
Sites in the '22: Occidental, Burnside Road, Piner, and Hall Road. Can be cellared for 3-4 years for additional complexity.
aromas of tangerine oil, fresh fennel frond, shale. medium bodied with notes of lemon custard, river stone, and fresh thyme.
region: Sonoma County, CA, USA
style: full bodied white
farming/cellar: hand picked, berries broken & foot tread before pressing, Fermented in majority stainless steel and the rest in large neutral oak puncheon for 6 months before racking, no battonage, gentle cross flow filtered, Practicing Organic
pairing: chicken paillard, fried fish sandwich, cauliflower gratin