LA MASÍA CHARDONNAY - White wine
Producer Notes 2014
DESTINATION OF ORIGIN: Russian River Valley
Don Miguel Vineyard
La Masía means The Farmhouse in Catalonia, my home region, and our winery is designed to resemble a classic Catalan farmhouse. My family has grown grapes in Spain since the 17th century and our philosophy has always been to produce a wine as an extension of farming the vineyard.
The nose is intense and complex, reminiscent of stone fruit and papaya. On the palate it is savory and round, with notes of lemon meringue and a touch of vanilla from the elegant oak. The finish lingers on and the wine's great balance promises long aging potential, although it is delightful to drink right now. I would recommend serving it at 46°- 48° F.
The grapes were harvested September 24 - October 1, then gently whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in premium French oak barrels, 40% new from the forest of Allier, coopered by Marchive, Rousseau, Damy, and Dargaud & Jaegle. After undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees for seven months and bottled in May 2014.