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Treana 'Mer Soleil' Viognier-Marsanne

Dry White Table Wine

750 ML


Product Description

Treana White is inspired by the great white wines of Frances Rhône region. A blend of Viognier (the star of the northern Rhône) and Marsanne (the workhorse of the southern Rhône), Treana White adds an extra measure of California richness to produce a mouth-filling, ageworthy wine. The grapes come from the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County, from the notable Mer Soleil Vineyard. The cool climate allows for an exceptionally long growing seasonplenty of time for the grapes to hang on the vine and concentrate their flavors, without losing essential acidity. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed, Champagne style, to maximize fruit flavors and minimize harsh skin influences. After two days of settling, the juice goes into French oak barrels, 20%-30% new, for fermentation; another small percentage is fermented in tank to accentuate freshness when blending time comes around. Once fermentation is complete, the wine stays on its lees for nine months, extracting extra flavor and texture components from the spent yeast. Only a potion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation, adding body but retaining good acidity, A trial blend spends two or three months in tank to become one wine; the final blend is bottled in August, just before the next harvest. The resulting wine has floral aromatics, intense stone fruit flavors, overtones of honey, and a particularly lush mouthfeel. Theres enough bright fruit to drink this wine right now, but enough acidity and minerality for Treana White to develop with age in the bottlenot a common trait among California white wines.


Varietal: Dry White Table Wine

Region: Central Coast

Region Description:

The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA