Diatom is a project which explores the upbringing of Chardonnay in the most unaltered, skeletal and vulnerable manner possible. The pursuit is the ultimate in purity of Chardonnay expression: deliberate, certain and true.
Fermented at low temperatures in small stainless-steel tanks, coupled with inhibited malolactic fermentation and short hose transportation, Diatom intends to capture Chardonnay in its most raw, carnal state. Using the transparent nature of Chardonnay as the vehicle, Diatom is the study of subtraction, resulting in a wine that is anchored in the purity and intensity of the fruit—the most widely planted white varietal offered in a completely unique way.
The 2020 Chardonnay is outrageously beautiful. In fact, it is one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Greg Brewer. Rich and textured in the glass, with plenty of bright acids, the 2020 is wonderfully alive. Greg Brewer has done a tremendous job in crafting a Chardonnay that is both texturally deep and intense.