Salem Wine Company, Chardonnay 2020Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Evening Land's Seven Springs Vineyard is one of the oldest and most sought-after sites in the Willamette Valley. Al MacDonald planted the vines in 1984 next to the Douglas fir trees that surround the northern section of the property. The vineyard has always been dry-farmed and is positioned to capture the cold air from the Pacific that enters the valley through the Van Duzer Corridor, just to the north of the appellation. Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman are two of the top names in the wine world today, and recently they obtained 100% control of the site. With their vigilant oversight and visionary stance on winemaking, the quality of these wines continues to elevate.
Salem Wine Co. is a secondary project from Evening Land sourcing from three vineyard sites across Eola-Amity including Seven Springs Vineyard. The wines are meant to be enjoyed young and sold affordably.
The Chardonnay for this bottling is sourced mostly from the western facing block 9 at Seven Springs. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to give it the most mouthfeel. It ages twelve months in neutral oak and six months in tank before bottling.