Located just 1.2 miles from the cold Pacific, Bassi is our most coastal site and is farmed organically with biodynamic practices and inputs.
The Bassi Chardonnay was originally planted in 2001 on a south-facing hillside of marine-derived sandstone and sandy loam soils. These marine-derived soils along with cold marine air make for a lean, salty, citrusy, and mineral-driven Chardonnay.
Upon harvest, the fruit was gently pressed then settled overnight before being barrel fermented in old French oak barrels with native yeast.After fermentation, the barrels were topped without disturbing the lees and aged for 10 months. Minimal sulfur was added for stability before bottling without fining or filtration.