"Littorai's philosophy of winemaking is inspired by Ted's years in France and is based upon the concept of terroir. All of the sites in the Littorai vineyard portfolio have been carefully selected by Ted. Many of these are steep hillsides where yields and ripening conditions are marginal. Fruit sorting happens at the harvest and again in the cellar. All Pinots are cold soaked. Chardonnays are pressed whole cluster. They all undergo native yeast fermentation and complete malolactic fermentation (as long as nature cooperates). They also are bottled unfined and unfiltered and are bottled directly off their original lees."