We never tire of The Sampler, it is a playground for a wine lover and a wine packaging lover! 10 enomatic machines. 10 new wines a week. Buy £10 credit. Sample what you like.
We tried a small sample of this incredible wine - Scholium Project Choeporoi Chardonnay. This is Chardonnay from two vineyards: Los Olivo in cool, southern Napa Valley and Tenbrink in warm Suisun Valley. It took two years to ferment in neutral barrels, no sulphur added, no lees stirring, giving a unique and delicious taste: Caramel, lemon curd, hazelnuts, honeysuckle, rocks. 248 cases made.
The Scholium Project (from the Greek 'scholion', meaning school) is the brainchild of Abe Schoener, an ex-philosophy professor turned winemaker with a mission to show what he considers real Californian terroir. He treats the winemaking as a project, a learning process. The approach is entirely non-interventionist, allowing natural yeasts and enzymes to control fermentations without any cultivated additives. Fascinating and individual wines.