Origin: Sonoma, CA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: 100% Chardonnay
* APRICOT * HONEYCRISP APPLE * GRANITE *
"As many great things have, this wine started as an experiment. While traveling through northern Italy, we watched local winemakers continue ancient tradition by fermenting the juice of their white grapes with the grapes’ skins. The resulting wine had all of the acidity and freshness of white wine backed by the structural tannic support of red wine. We drank these robust whites with dinner each night, in awe of their transformational versatility at the table.
We returned to Sonoma inspired and started experimenting with skin fermentation using the highly aromatic 809 Chardonnay clone. With each vintage, we’ve gradually extended the maceration period longer and longer, delighting in the resulting structure and nuance. Now a decade into this evolving experiment, our 2019 Skin Fermented Chardonnay stayed in concrete with its skins for over 80 days.
Although inspired by European tradition, we think this bright, textured wine embodies a new spirit of California Chardonnay."
About the Winemaker
"Scribe Winery in Sonoma, Calif. produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines.
The winery–founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking–is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani.
Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses."
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!