Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc 2017 750ml

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Tyler Winery in Santa Ynez has produced a very small amount of Chenin Blanc under the Lieu Dit label. Fruit for this 2011 Chenin Blanc is sourced from an old vineyard located in Foxen Canyon to the northwestern side of the Santa Ynez Valley. The vines were planted in the early 1980's on very sandy soils. The fruit was picked just before a heat spike to retain the vibrant natural acidity that was present in the fruit. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and then split into two lots. Half of the juice remained in tank to ferment while the balance was fermented in neutral oak to soften the texture and round out the wine.