Racines, Bentrock Chardonnay 2020Regular price $100.00 Save $-100.00
Three of France’s greatest winemakers came together to create a project in California, though why in the heck would this interest them? It turns out that even being a French winemaker is unexpectedly limiting, particularly when local wine laws prohibit creativity. Domaine Montille partners Étienne de Montille with Brian Sieve in Burgundy and Rodolphe Peters of Pierre Peters in Champagne set their sights on the maritime region of Santa Rita Hills. The proximity to the ocean keeps the vines cool and the various marine soil types make hauntingly beautiful wines. This project really is the best of the winemaking minds of France coupled with the best sites the New World has to offer–a perfect place to make Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wine.
This is a very special site split into two parts in the Santa Rita Hills. It is extremely rocky and has plenty of exposure to the wind. The wine ages in barrels of various sizes for 18 months before it is released.