Pax Mahle, Chenin Blanc, Lyman Ranch, Amador County, California 2021
100% Chenin Blanc
Mirabelle plums, lemon grass, green apple candy and peach pit. The palate is loaded with minerals and concentrated stone fruit flavors and ripe bosch pear. Long and polished, this is modern Chenin Blanc, gravelly and intense but with a streak of ripe fruit to hold it all together. Absolutely gorgeous now, but surely to improve in the bottle for another 3-5 years as well.
Grown in red granitic soils at 1400 feet within Amador County, this warm mountainous site grows a unique expression of Chenin Blanc. The ferrous soils and exposure ripen these thick-skinned golden grapes quickly and with loads of tropical fruit. The cold foothill nights help the grapes retain their acidity and freshness; the grapes are picked early to balance the tropical fruit flavors with all that fresh alpine acidity.
100% whole-cluster pressed. Fermented in stainless steel, neutral French oak, and new Austrian oak. Aged in 70% neutral French Oak Barrels and 30% new Austrian oak for 10 months.
Producer: Country: United States
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Type: White Wine