Only 25 cases bottled. Aromas of chalk, oyster shells, lemongrass, saffron, lemongrass and white grapefruit. Polished minerals and preserved white citrus flavors shimmer with energy above six vintages of depth, seamlessly woven together, smooth, sleek and dense.
Vintage Notes: thirty-four lots of wines blended from seven vineyards over six successive vintages:
21% – 2019
22% – 2018
23% – 2017
10% – 2016
23% – 2015
Vinification Notes: Memorie is the gradual process of fractional blending of every single lot of Chardonnay I produce into one wine, exploring an interplay of fresh blasts of youthful vinous energy into a dense, grand and savory complexity that comes from multiple vintages aging slowly into one another on lees for years. The base of the solera has been in steel on lees for 12-60 months and is refreshed each year by a small portion of every lot of the next vintage to be bottled. A portion of the refreshed base is then blended with a portion of the better barrels of new oak and is
bottled without fining or filtration. Memorie II has 40% new oak and was bottled without filtration in March, 2021.