Vineyard: The vineyard for this Chardonnay is located in Tupungato-Gualtallary. It is also a hillside vineyard at very high elevation of 4,710 feet. The vines are all ungrafted and their average age is 15 years old.
Orientation: 4,710 feet in elevation
Soil: Limestone rich steep hillside vineyard.
Viticulture: The vines are all ungrafted and average 15 years in age. All the work is done by hand including the harvest.
Vinification: 100% barrel fermented. A 100% of the wine also goes through malolactic fermentation. The wine is not filtered, but is lightly fined.
Aging: 12 months in 30% new and 70% 1 year old French barrels. The wine is aged sur lies.
Notes: Luca is named after Laura’s son. The family crest (the McDermott family) that appears in the label’s background is that of Laura’s husband, Dan. Laura is continually inspired by the synthesis of cultures in her own family, and this international inspiration infuses the style and quality of her wines.
Publication: Wine advocate
They separate a small plot from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary and produce what they call the 2015 G Lot Chardonnay, a barrel-fermented white with a very Burgundian profile. it has great balance between fruit and spice and a fine, elegant palate where the minerality is pretty obvious. This should age very nicely in bottle. 31,200 bottles produced.
Publication: Other Press
This is really fresh and refined with stones and subtle fruit character. Medium body and a fine texture. Bright and intense. Layered. Vibrant. Drink now.