Located on a gorgeous hillside of the Russian River Valley, the Ma Princess Chardonnay grows on a ‘Mélange’ soil of sedimentary Goldridge with small volcanic rocks.

The typical small size of the berries of the Old Wente Chardonnay enhances the concentration and complexity of Ma Princesse.
Propietary Name Ma Princesse
Name Meaning My Princess, our daughter Claire Petite size of Old Wente
Varietal composition Chardonnay
Type of wine Vineyard designated
Appellation Russian River Valley
Vineyard singularity Bank of the river
Hillside, South facing
Goldridge and volcanic mélange
Typical harvest date Mid October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster
Fermentation In barrel through native yeast 100% Malolactic
Upbringing Sur lies with bâtonnage
French oak from artisan coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time 5-10 years
Serving Slightly below room temperature
Decanted when served young

Winemaker notes:

Located on the river bench of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this hillside vineyard benefits from ideal conditions for the Chardonnay vines. The cuttings came from the Old Wente, and the field selection is renowned for its excellent quality and richness. This concentration originates from the typical petite size of the berries. Handcrafted using classical Burgundian winemaking techniques, this wine is dedicated to our daughter, Claire Morlet.

Straw yellow color. Aromas of lemon drop, Reinette apple skin and fresh herbs (chamomile). Full-bodied and concentrated, this wine displays a creamy and rich texture which coats the palate for a very long time. Built to age gracefully for over a decade, this wine will gain being cellared for 6 months to a year before starting to reveal itself.