With only 150 cases produced of the 2019 vintage, this single bottle is super special. In its 4th vintage, this wine is everything good about California in a bottle. Winemakers Emily Towe and Jody Brix Towe source these special grapes from their friend Matthew Rorick, who tends the old, own-rooted vines on his property, a rare vineyard site with an unusual combination of limestone & schist soils. With a motto of “only love” for both winemaking and life, the J. Brix team keeps this wine pure and simple.
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Calaveras County, California
Farming: Organic, own-rooted Wente-clone vines (1974), hand harvested, sustainableWinery: Whole cluster direct press, fermented 11 months in neutral French oak barrels, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast, unfined/unfiltered, minimal SO2 at bottling