Limited production new Chardonnay from Brown Estate!
House of Brown, the second label of Brown Estate. Napa's first Black-owned estate winery, established in 1996. The label is the picture of INCLUSIVITY and the belief that all are welcome. 95% Chardonnay with 5% Vermentino, Brown Estate sourced this fruit from Lodi, CA. Aged in stainless steel to retain freshness, this wine is light, crisp, elegant, and juicy with a bright yet round mouthfeel. It starts off on the nose with pineapple, starfruit, and guava with secondary notes of flowering star jasmine, orange blossoms, and traces of honeysuckle, lemon verbena, and meringue. Drink liberally with paired with crab cakes, grilled oysters, seafood carpaccio, corndogs, truffle fries, mac and cheese.
4 Kilos was started in 2006 by two friends on Mallorca, Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero, who had been working in other wineries and wanted to do their own thing. We're excited to have the small-production wines in the U.S. for the first time!
Francesc is a Mallorcan winemaker known for working with native grape varieties. His partner Sergio Caballero is a musician and director of the Sonar music festival. Together they started 4 Kilos in 2006, garagiste-style, vinifying their first vintage in milk refrigeration units on a sheep farm (Mallorca has lots of these). By the next year they were able to ‘upgrade’ another old sheep farm into a winery to make their line-up of 3 wines, all from indigenous varieties grown organically by small farmers. This is a very small operation trying to work with traditional lesser known local grapes, fermenting naturally, and avoiding any additives including sulfur.
4kilos 2019 “Motor Blanc” is 100% Callet, a grape native to the island; aged three months in clay vats and two months in stainless steel, this is a natural wine that offers fresh, lightly funky aromas and tart strawberry fruit that blended with hints of soil and fresh herbs