Samuel Louis Smith 2020 Les Granitiers Chardonnay

2020 CHARDONNAY
Les Granitiers
GABILAN MOUNTAINS

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Terroir
Granitier
is the French term for a granite quarry worker, therefore an apt term for this wine hailing from the granitic Coastview Vineyard. Situated on a ridgetop 2,300 feet up the Gabilan Mountains, it’s one of the most dramatically beautiful sites on the Central Coast. Here, thin soils of decomposed granite with veins of limestone are planted to a smattering of cool-climate Burgundian, Rhône, and Bordelais varietals. Organically farmed, it produces wines with crunchy freshness and elegant structure.  

Tasting
Pale gold and light-medium bodied. Aromas of lemon meringue, oyster shell, subtle toast, and honey are framed by an elegantly chalky texture
and refreshing acidity.

Tech Info
Alcohol 13.2%
pH 3.23
TA 7.1
100% malolactic fermentation
Native alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel and malolactic fermentation in barrel
9 months élévage in 25% second-fill and 75% neutral French oak barrels 
Four barrels • 95 cases produced 

Press
93 pts Wine Enthusiast

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