M&J Becker, 2015 Chardonnay
Manchester Ridge, Mendocino County, California
approx 888 bottles produced (limited supply in Australia)
From Manchester Ridge, Mendocino County and sourced in the early hours to retain freshness from 990m elevation on Gold Ridge sandy loam soils by hand. 80% wholebunch fruit and 20% destemmed are pressed and left to macerated on skins for 24 hours before being transferred to neutral French barriques. Here the wine is allowed to complete primary and secondary fermentation without the addition of any factory adds and zero battonage.
The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with 60ppm sulphur added.