Our 2020 Morning Fog Chardonnay bursts with aromatics of melon and green apple complemented by hints of toasty oak and vanilla from barrel- aging. This wine is balanced by a lingering minerality and natural acidity to create a beautiful wine.
Our Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Our family was the first in California to produce a varietally labeled Chardonnay from our Wente clone. Today, many of the great Chardonnay vineyards in California are planted with the Wente clone.
50% barrel fermented in neutral American oak barrels.
50% fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for 5 months. Bâtonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly.
Stainless steel portion was half aged on lees for 5 months while the other half was racked clean to preserve the fresh fruit characters.
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Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions. Family owned and operated for over 120 years, the fourth and fifth generations are committed to producing wines of distinguished character and excellence at an affordable price.