2019 Stems + Skins, Vermentino
This limited release is available to Club Members only
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SAFE SHIPPING TIP: Summer weather is challenging for safely shipping natural wine. We strongly prefer a business address where an adult is available to sign on the first delivery attempt which avoids our unfiltered wines riding around on a hot truck all day.
The inclusion of stems and/or skins can dramatically impact every aspect of a wine. The decisions of when to include, how much, and for how long, are pivotal considerations that determine the final character of a wine. Vermentino is one of our favorite varietals for a touch of skin contact. The aromatics are intoxicating and the resulting textural profile dramatically expand the food pairing options. We expect to see a version of this wine become a staple in our release plan as a result!
Tasting Note: Our skin-ferment Vermentino captures the fragrance of honey suckle, Meyer lemon blossoms and fresh peaches. This wine then has you salivating within a split second of it hitting your tongue. With zippy acidity, a savory salinity, and well-rounded stone fruit characteristics, we have fallen in love with this wine all over again. Be sure to have a bottle on-hand for your next cheese + charcuterie + movie night. We recommend a hard alpine cheese, prosciutto, and Castelvetrano olives.
- Appellation: El Dorado
- Vineyard: Fenaughty
- Varietal: Vermentino
- Age: Planted 2000
- Elevation: 2800 ft.
- Soil: Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut loam
- Harvested: September 11, 2019
- Pressed: September 18, 2019
- Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria
- Maceration: 7 days in open top puncheon
- Barrel aging: 9 months in neutral French oak
- Bottled: June 17, 2020
- Production: 84 cases
- Release date: Spring 2021
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SIDEWALK SERVICE: Drop in for flights, glasses & bottles Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
FRIDAY SUNDOWNERS: Drop in every Friday, 3p-7p
THE BACKYARD: Reservations are strongly recommended, Saturday & Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
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