2021 Field Recordings Chenin Blanc
Central Coast, California
Made with grapes sourced from five different Central Coast Chenin Blanc vineyards planted in the 1970s: Martin Brothers, Chalone, Cat Canyon, Jurassic Park and Shell Creek. All five of these vineyards are harvested and pressed immediately, before fermenting with spontaneous yeast. Fermented in a mix of 1000L German Oak Fuders, new and seasoned Acacia barrels as well as some stainless steel tanks. This old vine cuvee is a true snapshot of a lost era of California Viticulture.
Tasting Notes: Oyster shell, Granny Smith apples, chamomile and daffodil. The folks at Field Recordings suggest you pair this with shellfish, salads, turkey subs. (I'm going to have to try that last one..)
About Field Recordings: Winemaker Andrew Jones has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he’s all about finding those underdogs with untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.