2021 Girasole Vineyards Sangiovese
Organic grapes from our home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards, were handpicked in early October and delivered to our winery just a few miles down the road where they were gently destemmed to a refrigerated tank for fermentation. After 48 hours of cool soaking, the grapes were inoculated with a CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) certified yeast. The must was mixed two times per day to extract color, flavor and tannin. We allow the fruit to reach 70-75F while fermenting. The wine was then aged on French oak for 9 months.
A brilliant violet-tinged color catches your eye as strawberries and fresh Bing cherries waft from the glass. On the palate, this Sangiovese is medium bodied and bright, and boasts intriguing notes of licorice and anise. The tannins are well integrated, and the fresh acidity of this wine makes it a great complement to just about any dish! (Vegan Friendly)
Double Gold / Mendocino County Wine Competition
Did you know that Girasole (pronounced jeer-a-so-lay) translates to sunflower in Italian? In Italian the verb “girare” means “to turn/rotate” and “sole” translates to “sun”. As you’ve undoubtedly seen, sunflowers turn to the rising sun each morning!