• Krater 2016 Monterey Chenin Blanc

This wine comes from a single sandy site in Monterey County. It has gone through both malo and was aged in neutral oak. The nose shows rounded stone fruits light tropical fruits and a kiss of oak and baking spices. The palate is textured with white flowers, apricot, barrel spice and light minerality. D&M Tasting Notes

Tasting notes: Sea breeze, honey, honey suckle, citrus blossoms, lemon rind, crisp acidity, sea shell minerality. Rich yet crisp.  Winery Notes

Our winery name, Krater, comes from ancient Greek culture. A krater was a large decorated bowl or vase used during symposiums to mix the wine with water and serve the guests. It was the centerpiece of the room during these social events and came to have many symbolic meanings. A krater filled with wine and diluted to a moderate level of alcohol helped open up the guests for creativity, dialogue, poetry, music, dancing, and games. (We don't recommend diluting our wine with water but we do try to keep the alcohol levels naturally low.) The consumption of wine was observed as a communal activity, not a solitary act. Wine in proper settings and in moderate amounts was revered. Elevated to forms of art, kraters served as symbols for a community coming together in friendship.  

Vinification: Our third year with this 300 foot elevation sandy site. The oceano loamy sand and the influence from the Pacific Ocean somehow combine to create a complex, acid & mineral chenin blanc. Native yeast and spontaneous complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 10 months in neutral french oak. This wine feels grown up, elegant and serious.   

 

Krater 2016 Monterey Chenin Blanc

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