ET - CETERA

CHARDONNAY - CALIFORNIA

Origin

Small production of Sauvignon Blanc from coastal mountains vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean with direct exposure to the cool marine climate. Having spent years in California as a winemaker, it reminds me to the landscapes of Coastal Sonoma. 

The soils here are mainly granitic with high presence of Quartz, taking green shades from other oxidized minerals by the sea mist, making it look very different…Green Quartz - Sauvignon Blanc is a unique wine coming from this special location.

It is not clear the effect of the Quartz Rocks on vines and grapes, but it is believed for us that quartz crystals heals, cleanses, balances and strengthens the chakras, resulting in physical, mental and emotional well-being.

 

Philosophy and Winemaking

Our philosophy behind the winemaking is to keep the crafted profile of the wine, in order to save the character of each component, representing their origin and the variety as much as possible.  The grapes are hand picked by local farmers and their families; the winemaking process is simple and with low manipulation. Finally the blending process is carefully made to find our main goal of keeping the freshness given by the Pacific Ocean. The wine is 100% fermented in stainless steel tanks and it has a special work with its lees during 3 months after the alcoholic fermentation, gaining flavors and texture, making its taste juicy but persistent. The cleaning process is slow and soft. Filtrations are low also trying to keep the wine’s style.  All this allows us to create a fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc with great character, representative of its variety and its origin. Drink young and well chilled.

 

Technical Information

Alcohol: 13%

PH: 3.35

Total Acidity: 6.75 gr/l

SO2: 25 mg/l

Volatile Acidity: 0.25 gr/l

Residual Sugar: 2.15 gr/l