2017 CHÂTEAU DU HUREAU “ARGILE” - LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
Winemaking details: The grapes for this wine come from four different vineyards parcels in Saumur, with deep clay topsoil and limestone bedrock. After pressing, the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast then aged in neutral oak barrels for nine months prior to bottling.
Color: Straw Yellow
Bouquet: Lively with white flowers, citrus zest, green apple and wet chalk.
Palate: The fresh lemon and yellow stone fruit complement the racy acidity and salty minerality. This medium body white finishes long and creamy with notes of honeysuckle.
This wine can be had now or rested for 2-5 years.
Further information can be found here: https://chateauduhureau.com/en/our-wines/saumur-blanc/argile/
2017 HARRINGTON CHOCK ROCK VINEYARD - MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Winemaking details: The Chock Rock Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Mountains is rugged and rich with limestone. The grapes are destemmed and fermented by native yeasts, after which the wine is aged in neutral oak barrels for nine months, with no temperature manipulations, fining, or filtering ever. A small amount of sulfur is added before bottling. Only 90 cases were produced.
Color: Pale Ruby
Bouquet: Dried cherry and fresh strawberries explore from this glass, along with a dusting of dried tea leaves and tobacco.
Palate: With vibrant acidity, velvety tannins, a concoction of red fruit and subtle earth tones, this medium bodied Pinot Noir is fresh and supple.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years.
Further information can be found here: http://www.harringtonwine.com/