Diatom Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, USA 2021
VINTAGE : 2021
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Santa Barbara
VARIETALS : Chardonnay
Diatom specializes in only one variety—Chardonnay— and is motivated by the pursuit of subtraction and refinement. Fermented at low temperatures in small stainless-steel tanks, coupled with inhibited malolactic fermentation and short hose transportation, diatom intends to capture Chardonnay in its most raw, carnal state. Winemaker Greg Brewer strives to imbue recognition of place with as little disturbance, distraction or interference as possible. The resulting wines have a sense of transparency and a purity of intent and purpose.
The 2021 Santa Barbara Chardonnay has aromas of lemon, citrus blossom, and wet sand. On the palate, saline, and white peach. It is precise and balanced.