Pence Ranch Chardonnay | Whitcraft

When Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict planted their eponymous vineyard in ’71 people thought they’d never be able to ripen their grapes. The naysayers were proved wrong, the fossil rich soils and Atlantic fogs of the Sta Rita Hills are renowned for elegant Pinot and Chardonnay like this linear Chablis-style Chardonnay with savoury lemon peel finish.

Region:

California

Appellation:

Sta Rita Hills

Variety / Blend:

Chardonnay:

Climate:

Maritime

Soils:

Well drained clay and limestone

Farming:

Uncertified oragnic

Altitude:

140 metres

Fermentation:

Old oak

Ageing:

14-20 months on lees in old oak