2017 Chardonnay Konkret
The Konkret (Figuratively “Precise” in Norwegian) is a Chardonnay bottling of selections that highlight minerality and breadth. The wine is a blend of both the Dijon and heirloom selections farmed at Johan Vineyards. Our old-vine, Dijon selections are grown on the most granitic soils on our site and tend to provide more minerality and a softer texture. Our non-Dijon clones lean towards austerity and tension, so we carefully blend the two to create a wine that balances the polarized qualities of both. A portion of the juice is fermented in concrete tanks and transferred to neutral barrels for aging. Bottling is done without the lees to preserve the impression of stones and flint.