Grape: Muscat, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier
From: Chalone AVA, Monterey County, California
Farming Practices: Organic, Sustainable
Tasting Notes: salted lemonade, fuzzy apricot, frozen flint
Only producing 2.5 barrels, winemaker Hardy Wallace (of Dirty and Rowdy) created something special with this homage to skin contact whites. With 40 year old muscat vines grown in limestone, granite, and volcanic soil, the Clothing Optional Chalone White is aged 20 months in barrel before further aging 2 years in bottle.
For best enjoyment, drink cool and decant 60 minutes prior to serving.