Statera Chardonnay Petillant Naturel

$42.00

7 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Statera Chardonnay Petillant Naturel is a phenomenal small production pet-nat. Bright and fruity, with juicy apple, white floral, and a hint of salinity.

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7 in stock

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About Statera Chardonnay Petillant Naturel

Statera Chardonnay Petillant Naturel is a phenomenal small production pet-nat from Oregon. Bright and fruity, with juicy apple, white floral, and a hint of salinity. All grapes were pressed hard and long, settled overnight, and then fermented in neutral french oak barrels and polytote. The wine was bottled in December 2021 before primary fermentation was complete (like all pet-nats) to capture the naturally occurring CO2 in bottle. The wine is left undisgorged, as we hope that some of the lees that give chardonnay much of its character, land in the glass.

About Statera Cellars

Statera Cellars is owned and operated by two friends, Meredith Bell and Luke Wylde. Their mission is to make delicious, honest Chardonnay from the most distinct vineyards in their region. They are the first winery in the Willamette Valley to exclusively make Chardonnay—they love the grape and want to showcase its potential and diversity in the Pacific Northwest. Their wines are made using natural and traditional winemaking practices, resulting in wines that are compelling and markedly alive. All of their fruit is sourced from vineyards with whom they have long-term contracts, sometimes empowering these growers to transition to organics while ensuring that all of the workers associated with their project are paid a living wage.

Both Luke and Meredith make a bit of wine on their own in addition to the wines they coproduce for Statera.

Meredith produces EST. She believes that wine is made in the vineyard, through meticulous and conscientious farming. All wines come from their four-acre vineyard in Clackamas County, in the eastern Willamette Valley, co-farmed by Meredith. Pinot noir and Sauvignon blanc planted in 1982 on their own roots grown in deep Jory soil. The low-intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to speak through the wine. With nothing added, except for SO2, and nothing is taken away, both time and place mark EST wines.

Lares is a form of creative exploration for Luke. This small label gives them the space to lean on what they’ve learned over the years and to create new things because of that experience. Ultimately, they want to make wine in their own way, in a style that’s not dictated by representations of anything but their own curiosity. Working with grapes that are either new to them as a winemaker or using them in ways unfamiliar to my winemaking acumen.

 

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