Dobles Lías Chardonnay 2015
Dobles Lías (Doh-bles Lee-as) means 'double lees' in Spanish and it refers to the extended lees contact used for this small bottling of our Chardonnay. Lees are essentially the yeasts that remain at the bottom of the barrel after finishing the primaryfermentation. Extended lees contact, a traditional Burgundian technique used in conjunction with barrel fermentation, adds richness (texture) and complexity as the yeast cells break down (yeast autolysis), releasing amino acids. Lees stirring (bâtonage) is done periodically to contribute complexity.
Don Miguel Vineyard