Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked
Silver captures the crisp, pure, mineral essence ofthe classic Chablis style with the tropical elements found in Chardonnays of the Pacific coastline. Using Chardonnay grown in special blocks of the Mer Soleil Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, we harvest the grapes when just fully ripe, their gold color hued with green, expressing clean aromas of Chardonnay fruit and firm acidity. The grapes were pressed and fermented in both stainless steel and natural cement tanks imported from France, with no oak contact or malolactic fermentation. We bottle the wine early in the year to maintain its fresh character and crisp citrus finish.