Chardonnay was extensively planted on our vineyard when it was first established. As wine styles have changed we have proactively removed and updated our Chardonnay blocks with improved varietal selections. The fruit for Envoy is taken from a unique corner of one of our original Chardonnay blocks, 'B Block.' 'B Block' is home to five Burgundian clones of Chardonnay. The soil structure gives the best of both worlds - structure and fatness from the more complex top soil, and fruit definition from the free draining nature of the underlying gravel.
The warm season exhibits riper fruit characters and less citrus than typical, although acidity remains crisp and bright. Pairs perfectly with seafood, pasta, poultry and creamy or garlic sauces.