All of the grapes for this wine were hand picked on September 19, 2019 from our home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards, in Mendocino County. The fruit was destemmed and immediately transferred to our tank press. A prolonged, cold fermentation at 42-48F is employed to produce maximum floral aroma and fruit flavors. At the perfect balance of sugar and alcohol, the fermentation is stopped by super chilling. The rapid temperature drop to 30F inactivates the yeast. Cold aged at 30F for 90 days to retain freshness and fruit character. The wine is stored cold right up to bottling.
Pale straw in color with captivating aromas of fresh honeydew melon, ripe peach and gardenia flower. Flavors of candied fruits and sweet vanilla cream are balanced with a racy and vibrant acidity that complements the naturally occurring grape sugar in this delightful wine. Pairs wonderfully with spicy foods!
Kristen PolzienAhhh..This is summer in a bottle. The temp just hit 70 degrees and this wine is a delightful complement! Love the play of flowers and melon fruit. It has the essence of Torrontes without the cloying aroma and plate that some of those can take on. This wine's acidity and weight make for a spirited, fun, and balanced dance in my mouth. Cheers!
(Mar 11, 2021 at 11:28 AM)