Little Trouble Wine Co Rorick Chardonnay 2020
100% Chardonnay. Jen & Sara first met back in 2016 while working for a Sonoma Coast winemaker and grower. Jen was the assistant winemaker, Sara was the sales director. After getting to know each other over bottles shared at Casino Bar and Grill in Bodega, they quickly realized their mutual love of bright, fresh wines, low intervention vineyard practices, fluffy dogs, and eventually each other. Jen’s family took in Sara, an east coast transplant, and many a holiday was shared together. While joking for years about starting a label together, dreams became reality in 2020 when they finally decided to go all in. This Chardonnay comes from Rorick Heritage Vineyard. Located in Calaveras County, just outside of the town of Murphys in the Sierra Foothills, Matthew Rorick purchased the property in 2013 and converted the farming to organic practices. At an elevation of 2000 feet, it is situated on limestone soils beneath a top layer of schist. The alpine growing season combined with limestone soils leave an indelible mark on the wines grown here: beautiful aromatics, textural presence, and bright natural acidity are all hallmarks of the site. This Chardonnay was whole-clustered fermented with native yeasts, aged in neutral wood, and then unfiltered, unfined, and only minimal sulfur at bottling. This is a gorgeous Chardonnay that shows its inner beauty in all its raw, pure glory. Jen & Sara don’t call their wine “natural” and they will let you call it what you want, but at the end of the day these wines are absolutely delicious and it simply amazes us this is only the first vintage of their wines. Big things to come here!