Hot Cheese + Skin Contact Chard
A copy of HOT CHEESE by Polina Chesnakova filled with so many gooey, oozy and melty cheese recipes + a liter size bottle of 2021 Wonderland Ranch Orange Wine (100% skin-fermented Chardonnay) + optional 1/2 lb of a perfect cheese for melty recipes
Wine Tasting Notes:
✠ Apricot ✠ Golden Delicious Apple ✠ Granite ✠
Vineyard: Organically farmed Wente Clone Chardonnay from The Beto Vineyard in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County. 3.92 tons were harvested on August 17, 2021.
Vintage: A dry winter with below-average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. The spring months stayed dry and cool, slowing shoot growth and contributing to low yields and small berries. Once under full canopy later in the season, the fruit developed evenly with concentrated flavor, color and texture. Harvest began on August 13th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
Cellar: 100% destemmed berries went into one open top stainless-steel tank. Grapes were punched down two times per day throughout fermentation. After 21 days of skin contact, grapes were pressed. The wine aged in stainless steel for 6 months prior to bottling.
Style: Skin-contact white / orange wine.
Technical: Alc: 10.68% RS: 0.0% g/L Brix: 19.4 pH: 3.44 TA: 6.9 g/L