Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Chardonnay label
Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Chardonnay bottle

Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Chardonnay 2016

White Wine

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Item# 72166-16

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 90pt
Robert Parker 89pt
James Suckling 93pt

Estate

ROCO represents the finest in Oregon winemaking with storied bottles and humbling accolades. It’s a 30-year history of devotion to craft. In 1987, Rollin Soles purchased a breathtaking hillside property down a gravel road in the Chehalem Mountain Range. The property’s perfect combination of elevation, soil type, natural springs, and geological aspect were the seed of a dream that would eventually become ROCO Winery.

Vinification

ROCO Chardonnay is handpicked and then chilled overnight to 38F in a large cold room. The chilled, whole cluster bunches are pressed, and the juice is sent to tank. After settling in the tank, the juice is racked to French oak barrels where it completes fermentation. After the primary fermentation, the young wine goes through malolactic fermentation to soften acidity and add further complexity. The finished wine ages on its’ original yeast lees until bottling in July.