Antica 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley


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Antica is a prime piece of wine growing property in Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak District. Owned by Antinori, Renzo Cotarella is in charge of all of the winemaking. The terroir is distinctly mountainous with high altitudes, volcanic soils and rugged terrain.The Chardonnay grapes were picked from 5-31 year-old vines from select portions of 10 vineyard blocks, which are planted at an elevation of 1413 to 1494 feet.The grapes were harvested in the cool, early morning hours and immediately taken to the winery. After destemming, the whole berries were placed in the press for a very gentle release of the Chardonnay juice. The juice was chilled further in stainless steel, inoculated with select yeast and transferred to French oak barrels (50% new) to complete primary fermentation in the estate’s wine cave. The wine remained in contact with the lees (sur lie) in the barrel for approximately 10 months, during which time the wine underwent the malolactic fermentation. When aging was complete, t…


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