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Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - Monterey

The wine is produced predominantly from a few vineyards at the base of Jack’s Hill, planted on the distinct iron oxide granite that dominates the east side of the Salinas Valley, directly east of Sleepy Hollow North. Clone 4 and 76 on 101-14 and 3309 rootstock, 35-year-old Wente clone on unknown rootstock (nobody remembers what it is). Also blended with small lots of Chardonnay clone 17 (also Wente) from the northern Santa Lucia Highlands, Italian clone Chardonnay from the granitic sands of Arroyo Seco, and 42 year old shot Wente clone off calcium rich alluvium. All cool to cold climate.
The wines is bright, crisp and clean with orchard fruit giving way to an intense minerality.

Specifications
Appellation
Monterey
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Soil type
iron oxide granite, granitic sands, calcium rich alluvium
Vinification
Grapes are picked at low brix and high acid. Pressed to tank, cold settled 24 hours, racked to neutral oak barrels and puncheons, one new puncheon (2% new French) and
Production
2,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Aged cheeses, summer salads, fish based risotto, smoked salmon, cod, duck with fruit glaze, herbed chicken.

Reviews and News

2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay - 92 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"This bottling by Ian Brand always packs bang for the buck, but he really nailed it in the 2017 vintage. Clean and delicate aromas of Asian pear, lemon rind and edgy chalk lead into a racy, crisp and tightly wound palate. Flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, blanched almond and sea salt are delicious."
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2019), 92 pts, Editors' Choice

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2016 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay - 89 PTS - WE

2016 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Hints of lime blossoms, toasted nuts and wood smoke show on the nose of this very fairly priced bottling, whose previous vintages have been shown to age magically. Wood-fired pears and apples show on the palate, which will please both those seeking a bit of oak and those who enjoy a racier style of Chardonnay."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2018), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )

Ian and Heather Brand founded I Brand Family Wines in Central Coast California in 2008. Ian’s first winery job was with Bonny Doon Winery; he then went to work for ...
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