Diatom Chardonnay 2022

SKU: 81128
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Fermentation at very low temperatures in small stainless-steel tanks for eight weeks, coupled with inhibited malo-lactic and short hose transit ensures precision and focus. MFL is blocked. The wine has lemon, citrus blossom, and wet sand with saline and white peach flavors. The texture is precise and balanced.

93 points Wine Enthusiast
93 Vinous
92 Wine Spectator
91 Jeb Dunnuck

Type / Grade Wine | White
Country America / USA
Region / Prefecture Santa Barbara County
Grape Chardonnay
Alcohol % 14.5%
Size 750ml

About Diaton / Brewer Clifton

The entirety of Greg Brewer’s career in wine has been committed to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, which he helped to map, dene and establish in 1997. Greg began his career as a French instructor at UC Santa Barbara before being trained in wine production at Santa Barbara Winery starting in 1991. He created his eponymous label, Brewer Clifton in 1996 and in 2005, Greg launched Diatom wine as a study in unaltered Chardonnay. In 2020, Greg was named Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

Diatom is Disruptive. Stainless steel / unoaked IS NOT part of their story. They are expressing about place, not process. They are non traditional, but have an edge Raw, transparent, sashimi. They believe transparent Chardonnay, with balanced acidity, with power, with texture, nothing left behind except the oak all thanks to our terrain.

Brewer-Clifton: They believe that the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of the Sta Rita Hills appellation provides an ideal place to grow chardonnay and pinot noir grapes of intensity, complexity and specificity Within this appellation, each vineyard carries its own imprint. Their mission and indeed their passion is to present wines that convey the characteristics inherent to each of these sites, with uncompromising quality.