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Peter Michael Carriere Chardonnay

From the master of rich, long-lived Chardonnay, La Carrière is sourced from some of the highest elevations in the Sonoma Valley. Winery notes: "La Carrière, French for ‘the quarry,’ aptly describes this vineyard’s bowl shape and its tremendously rocky soils. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. The vineyard’s shallow rocky soils from volcanic origin provide excellent drainage, low fertility and usually the lowest yields on the estate. La Carrière, with its concentrated ‘liquid minerality,’ effectively reflects its mountainous origin. The wine sees 100% natural fermentation in 100% new French oak before being barrel-aged sur lies 12 months with weekly bâtonnage. The final wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered."