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Jaimee Motley Norgard Vineyard Chenin Blanc
£32.38

Jaimee Motley

Jaimee Motley Norgard Vineyard Chenin Blanc

Country: USA
Region: Mendocino
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Colour: White
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 12%
Vintage: 2016

Jaimee Motley moved from her family restaurant to San Francisco and began working at RN74. She fell in love with wine and started off working harvests before finally accepting a winemaker position at Wind Gap/Pax Cellars in 2015. She now joins the burgeoning group of winemakers that are making their own wines within Pax Cellars in Sebastopol.

These are her first releases, it is likely that subsequent offers will be on allocation such is the demand.

Norgard Vineyard is located in the southeastern hills of Ukiah in Mendocino.  Tim Norgard is a third-generation farmer who started farming in Ukiah in 1971.  His grandfather came to Mendocino in the 1890s.  The soils are a beautiful dusty, Pinole gravelly loam.  This plot is unique in that the rootstock is historic AxR1. The vines were planted in 1980 and trained to bilateral cordon lying just 690 feet above sea level.  The decision was made to barrel age the wine on lees as opposed to bottle ageing.  This helped to bring out an elegant and silky texture and evolve the aromatics.  Grapes went to the press whole cluster and fermented and aged in neutral barrels for 18 months.  It went through native primary and secondary fermentation, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered with under 20 ppm of total S02. This wine could be consumed tomorrow or in ten plus years to come.  Give the Chenin Blanc time to open up in your glass.

PRODUCER NOTES

Jaimee Motley moved from her family restaurant to San Francisco and began working at RN74. She fell in love with wine and started off working harvests before finally accepting a winemaker position at Wind Gap/Pax Cellars in 2015. She now joins the burgeoning group of winemakers that are making their own wines within Pax Cellars in Sebastopol.

These are her first releases, it is likely that subsequent offers will be on allocation such is the demand.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Norgard Vineyard is located in the southeastern hills of Ukiah in Mendocino.  Tim Norgard is a third-generation farmer who started farming in Ukiah in 1971.  His grandfather came to Mendocino in the 1890s.  The soils are a beautiful dusty, Pinole gravelly loam.  This plot is unique in that the rootstock is historic AxR1. The vines were planted in 1980 and trained to bilateral cordon lying just 690 feet above sea level.  The decision was made to barrel age the wine on lees as opposed to bottle ageing.  This helped to bring out an elegant and silky texture and evolve the aromatics.  Grapes went to the press whole cluster and fermented and aged in neutral barrels for 18 months.  It went through native primary and secondary fermentation, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered with under 20 ppm of total S02. This wine could be consumed tomorrow or in ten plus years to come.  Give the Chenin Blanc time to open up in your glass.