Joyce, Chenin Blanc, Carmel Valley, California 2018
The fruit for this Chenin Blanc comes from the old Durney heritage vineyard that was planted deep in Carmel Valley in the 1970’s. These old own-rooted Chenin Blanc vines reside on a sandy loam slope at 1500ft elevation and struggle to produce only 2 tons per acre. The combination of the sandy loam soils, old vines and dramatic contrast between the daytime and nighttime temperatures produce wines with tremendous tension and energy.
On the nose you will find stone fruit, honey, orange flower, wild mint and tasting notes of fresh picked peach, kumquat, spiced pear, chamomile.
Country: United States
Grape: Chenin Blanc