2010 Tondre Grapefield Dry Riesling
Elegant and complex with aromas of honeysuckle, stonefruit & limepeel. This wine is balanced with bright acidity. A most quaffable, versatile wine and best when served chilled with hors d’oeuvres, spicy Asian or California fusion dishes- or on its own in warm weather.
Santa Lucia Highlands
Everything about this wine was handmade in our minimalist approach. The grape clusters were loaded by hand and pressed whole in our small pneumatic presses. The juice was slowly fermented in a cold stainless steel tank until dryness. Harvest date: November 4, 2010
Joe Alarid (son of Tondre Alarid and vineyard manager), planted Riesling to diversify his vineyard, and we are glad he did. The Tondre Grapefield is located in the heart of Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, with the elevation ranging from 175 to 400 feet. Sunny but cool days and a long growing season gave these grapes a lot of time to develop beautifully.