Little Frances - Chenin Blanc Clarksburg 2018
California, United States
From the importer -
Sustainable. 100% Chenin Blanc. From Heringer vineyard (in conversion to organic farming) in Clarksburg. 15-year-old vines on silt loam. Whole bunch pressed (no SO2) to tank. Juice oxidation allowed to occur naturally. Tank chilled slightly and after 24 hours transferred to neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels. Fermentation occurs naturally in the barrel with no additions, stirring or temperature control. Post fermentation, barrels are topped and sulfured when dry ~25ppm. Wine aged on lees (no stirring) until bottling in spring. No fining. Loose filtration only to catch large solids. Wine was not cold stabilized. Wine aged in neutral French oak. 162 cases produced.
Erin Pooley was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Before relocating to California she graduated from Charles Sturt University with a degree in Applied Wine Science. Erin has been making wine worldwide since 2007.