Ranch 32 Chardonnay (Sustainable)
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Country : USA, Arroyo Seco
- Type : White
- ABV : 13.5%
6 in stock
Tasting notes: Ranch 32 Chardonnay
Bright, crisp and balanced, aromas of pear, citrus and tropical fruit accented by toasted vanilla bean. Medium-bodied and round on the palate, this wine is concentrated with notes of pineapple and a hint of butterscotch and minerality. It finishes silky with a touch of lingering sweet oak.
Food Pairing: Ranch 32 Chardonnay
This versatile wine can be served as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to your favourite seafood or fowl dishes.
Winemaking starts in the vineyard. Each decision throughout the growing year has an effect on quality and flavour. From the vineyard design to the annual activities of pruning, tying and picking decisions, we exert the highest level of control over every detail. Clone-specific blocks are harvested and fermented separately in small lots. Specific oak profiles are applied to each lot with the intention to support the fruit, not overwhelm it. Final blending occurs just before bottling to express the nuances of each terroir and variety
Vincent Catalaa born and raised in a small town near Toulouse, France, and his father is from Bordeaux, there’s a good chance you will end up in the wine business. Vincent left home to attend the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and his major was not in doubt. While earning a Master of Science in Enology and Viticulture, he interned at various wineries across the south of France. After working a harvest for a small winery in South Africa, he headed to the U.S. where he has honed his winemaking skills since 2005.
When making Ranch 32 wines, Vincent brings an international perspective to his craft. As an expert in the art of tasting and blending, he seeks to protect, express and enhance the quality of the fruit that comes from the Arroyo Seco, San Lucas and Hames Valley AVAs.
NATURAL PEST CONTROL
We allow beneficial insects and birds to control pest populations through our integrated pest management strategies. Owl boxes are perched amongst our vineyards, so that barn owls can naturally control rodents, gophers and field mice. Herbal-based preparations are also applied in the vineyards to promote soil vitality through increased microbiologic activity.
Certified California Sustainable Wine-growing is a statewide certification program that provides third-party verification of a winery’s commitment to continuous improvement in the adoption and implementation of sustainable wine-growing practices. Our estate vineyards were first certified in 2014 and our winery operation was certified in 2018. Other certifications we have been awarded include Global G.A.P., British Retail Consortium (BRC) and HACCP.