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Donelan - Genevieves Block Chardonnay - 750ml

Donelan

  • £100.00


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Country:USA
Region:California
Sub-Region:Sonoma County
Main Grape:Chardonnay
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Donelan are a small, boutique winery in Sonoma County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. They have elected to prize quality over all other factors. Simply put, they think wine should taste great - with every vintage and every grape, this is their ultimate priority and their greatest motivation. They believe that the best wines are not made but discovered and they take pride in the responsibility and privilege of distilling for your pleasure the greatest qualities and natural variations in a vineyard and a variety. They start with great terroir, because site trumps all variables, and they proceed with extreme selectivity, conscientious winemaking, and extensive blending trials. Their journey began not with the grafting of a vine or the crushing of a grape but with a philosophy: quality second to none. From that pursuit they strive to create a quality wine that pleases the palate, heart and mind. In each step of the process, they learn, grow and adapt to the changes in a vintage, and each one places them in the delicate tussle between farmer and land. Each vintage changes, challenges, and reconfigures their previously held beliefs as part of the evolution and continuation of mans journey as stewards of the land. The more they work with a property, the more they can define it. It is the vineyard that teaches us restraint. "In the cellar, we watch over and guide the process from grape berry to wine. As stewards of the wine, vine and fermentation, we are the conductors of the symphony. Each varietal contributes its own temperament, each vineyard its own timbre, each vine its own instrument and each berry its own specific wave length. We conduct these elements to create a rapid, but very soft, pianissimo, Chardonnay or Roussanne. Or perhaps a slow, strong and loud, fortissimo, Syrah. We let the wine speak. We guide it though its journey and create symphonies, quartets, and solos. This pursuit is a journey of learning, fellowship, pleasure, and fun" Joe Donelan In the words of Joe Donelan, though some famous old poet may have said it before and some famous old poet before him, [We take] the road less traveled.* We are students of wine and the pursuit of quality is our journey. Will we ever stop learning? No. Whats your journey? This block of Devoto Vineyard is on a west-facing hillside above the town of Sebastopol. The Chardonnay ripens slowly under the full weight of the Pacific Coast influence and produces a remarkably elaborate and elegant wine. We are thrilled to introduce our first single vineyard Chardonnay, named for the Donelans second granddaughter: Genevieve. The 2013 Genevieves block is the beginning of what we hope will be a great partnership between Donelan Family Wines and the Devoto Vineyard. The vineyard performed wonderfully this vintage, a terrific starting point for the Genevieve legacy. Slow maturation and high natural acidity seems to be a hallmark of the vineyard due to the cold winds from the Pacific Ocean; the result is a complex wine and our last Chardonnay pick of the year. A palate of spice-nutmeg, chai, and chamomile perfumes the nose, distinguishing it from most other Chardonnay. With its delayed maturation on the vine, richness and bright acidity create a remarkable and exciting palate. We are a small, boutique winery in Sonoma County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. We have elected to prize quality over all other factors. Simply put, we think wine should taste great - with every vintage and every grape, this is our ultimate priority and our greatest motivation. We believe that the best wines are not made but discovered and we take pride in the responsibility and privilege of distilling for your pleasure the greatest qualities and natural variations in a vineyard and a variety. We start with great terroir, because site trumps all variables, and we proceed with extreme selectivity, conscientious winemaking, and extensive blending trials. ONLY 200 CASES PRODUCED EVEY YEAR


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