LutumDurell Vineyard Chardonnay 2014Product code: 16316
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Lutum Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is an exquisite artisanal wine hailing from Sonoma Coast, California, renowned for its astounding complexity and vibrant acidity. The wine presents enchanting notes of juicy pear, ripe apple, and sweet spices, harmoniously blended for a rich visceral experience. Its ageing process in French oak barrels imparts subtle undertones of toasted almond and vanilla, providing an elegant finish. This ambitious Chardonnay, with its graceful balance and depth, resonates a symphony of flavours, making it an ideal pairing for high-end cuisine. It's a testament to finesse and refinement.
This producer's light take on the variety continues to impress with this vintage. Anise and oak hints combine on the nose to invite one in for an elegant taste of bright, juicy acidity and refined lemon and green apple flavors
About the Winery
Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Santa Barbara County, California, you'll find the enchanting Lutum winery. Lutum's story revolves around expressions of terroir - an elusive term that encompasses the combination of soil type, sunlight, climate, and tradition that gives a wine its distinct flavour. The winery is passionately dedicated to producing wines that showcase the individuality of the vineyard and the vintage, making Lutum a haven for all wine connoisseurs.
Drawing it's name from the Latin word for soil, Lutum places tremendous emphasis on organic and biodynamic farming techniques. They espouse minimal intervention, which is seen in their use of indigenous yeast fermentation and delicate handling of the wine. The resulting vintages are known for their intricate complexity and sublime expression of the vineyard's character.
Lutum's line-up of wines mostly comprise Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. They get their grapes from some of the most highly-regarded vineyard sites in Santa Rita Hills, Santa Maria Valley, and Sonoma Coast. Each year, the winery meticulously selects the best grapes from these sites to craft wines that visitors remember for their clean, elegant flavours and layered aromatic profiles.
The winery's tasting room also serves as a testament to Lutum's commitment to high-quality wine experiences. An intimate space where visitors can sample the latest vintages, the tasting room exudes a rustic charm and casual elegance, much like the wines themselves. Warm, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide visitors through tastings and share insights into Lutum's winemaking philosophy.
Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a novice keen to learn more about the art of winemaking, a visit to Lutum winery promises an enlightening and immersive experience. From the gorgeous vineyard views to the distinctive, high-quality wines, Lutum offers an authentic taste of the Californian wine country. If you're venturing out on a wine tour, don't forget to make Lutum, a stop along your journey?