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||Dry White Wine
||Aging: French oak
The Kautz Family was the first to plant Chardonnay in the Lodi region and, today, they grow Chardonnay in several of Lodi’s sub-appellations as well as the Calaveras County growing region of the Sierra Foothills. These different locations provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine than one region alone.
At Ironstone, we use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.
World renowned for its versatility, Chardonnay is extremely versatile and pairs well with many types of cuisine. For a starter, try it with French onion soup. It’s a classic with fish and shellfish. Trout almandine and grilled scallops are one of our favorites.
Released: April 2009