Roco Chardonnay


Gravel Road Chardonnay is a blend of three Chardonnay vineyards in the Willamette Valley: Gran Moraine, Marsh Estate, and Knudsen Vineyards. The first two vineyards grow in low to mid elevation, in sandstone-shale derived soils that provide a lovely creamy texture. While Knudsen Vineyards is located at a high elevation in volcanic derived soil that adds a racy minerality to this unique Chardonnay. ROCO Chardonnay is handpicked and then chilled overnight at 38˚ F in a large storage room. The chilled bunches are then pressed and the juice is sent to a tank. After settling in tank, the juice is inoculated and racked to neutral oak where it completes fermentation. Aromas of Cosmic Crisp apple and pear wrapped in a flaky pastry with a hint of lemon
verbena. On the palate, this wine pops with Asian pear, lemon zest, and mineral core.
Delicate pastry persists on the mid-palate before culminating in a long, zesty finish.