Romance Chardonnay, Rajat Parr Wines
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
In Burgundy, there is a simple delineation between a Maison (where grapes are purchased) and a Domaine (where vineyards are owned and farmed by the winery). Romance Chardonnay comes from our Domaine de la Côte estate vineyards on the very western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. I am excited to share the very first Sandhi Chardonnay we have planted and grown ourselves. The wine is concentrated and dense. There is so much going on with this wine and I suspect it will evolve slowly and beautifully over time. It is my hope that Romance Chardonnay will become the new benchmark for Chardonnay in the Sta. Rita Hills. 128 cases produced
ABOUT THE WINERY
Born in Calcutta, India, Rajat Parr’s first love was food leading him to earn a bachelor’s degree from the Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Administration and the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Parr credits his uncle in England for first introducing him to great wines, which inspired him to begin his career as an apprentice to one of the industry’s most acclaimed master sommeliers, Larry Stone at Rubicon in San Francisco. While working closely with Stone, Raj gained extensive knowledge of great wines from around the world, and developed a particular affection for the wines of Burgundy. In 1999, Parr brought his expertise to Fifth Floor in San Francisco, which quickly received rave reviews and the Grand Award from Wine Spectator after only two years.
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