Style: Dry, Full Bodied
Practice: Sustainable, Vegan
Olivet Lane Chardonnay Russian River Valley ’16
The winemaking process for Olivet Lane Chardonnay involves meticulous attention to detail and gentle treatment to capture the fruit’s distinctive characters and develop exquisite volume and silkiness in the mouthfeel. The Olivet Lane Chardonnay grapes are hand-harvested at dawn under the cloak of morning coastal fog.
Bins of cold Chardonnay clusters are transferred by tractor a few yards to the winery, hand-sorted then pressed whole to achieve optimal delicacy. Primary and full malolactic fermentation take place in barrel, with frequent lees stirring until the final months of motionless settling for clarity. The wine is aged in barrels sur lies for 18 months and receives a singular racking just prior to bottling.
About the Winery
The Pellegrini family name has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century, as producers, grape sellers, importers, and wholesale distributors. Family owned for four generations, Pellegrini wines are today made at our state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery at Olivet Lane Estate, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
Olivet Lane is known as one of the very first vineyards that was planted to Pinot Noir in Sonoma County. The Pellegrinis employ old-world artisan winemaking methods to craft the very best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sonoma County. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle. In 2017, Robert Pellegrini passed the reigns to his Daughter, Alexia, whom oversees and guides business operations, continuing to build upon the legacy of the Pellegrini name within the wine business.