Dommen Pinot Meunier, Russian River, 2021
A new and nervy red from a historic Russian River Vineyard
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This Pinot Meunier comes from one of the oldest continuously farmed areas in the Russian River Valley AVA. The Dommen Family Vineyard has been in continuous production for over 100 years. We began working with the Dommen Family in 2018 when we made our first vintage of BRUT NAT, Sparkling Wine from a solera of the 2018 and 2019 vintages. In 2021 Tracey made her first red Pinot Meunier and this ethereal and nervy red wine is perfect for all things summer.
Tasting Note: Despite its inky color, the primary characteristic of this wine is a zippy freshness. Around the winery we’re calling this light-bodied but luscious wine the “Perfect Summer Red”, and it’s what we will all be drinking at our al fresco dinner parties for the next few months! With a silky texture, red currant and anise pop on the nose and notes of spice and earth accent what is essentially a fistful of crushed red berries. Beauty in a bottle - pairs best with sandals and moonlight. But you can also try Moroccan chicken or vegetable tagine with couscous, Spring lamb with mint and peas, or anything Mediterranean! Can be served lightly chilled.
- Appellation: Russian River
- Vineyard: Dommen
- Varietal: Pinot Meunier
- Age: Planted 2010
- Elevation: 300 feet
- Soil: Goldridge
- Harvested: 8/19/2021
- Crushed: 8/19/2021
- Pressed: 8/30/2021
- Fermentations: Wild yeast and bacteria in wood vat for 12 days
- Bottled: April 26, 2022
- Production: 254 cases
- Release date: Summer 2022
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