Dry, sparkling rosé wine made using only wild yeasts, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention. Strawberry, red plum, dried cherry, and lilac. High-altitude, self-rooted Zinfandel from San Diego County.
San Diego County, Warner Springs
Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
100% Zinfandel, self-rooted
September 5, 2018
Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Strawberry, red plum, dried cherry, and lilac. Recommend serving at 38–42 °F.
Whole cluster pressed on crémant cycle, taking only the cuvée press fraction. Wild yeast and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel for most of the juice; a small amount was frozen as reserve for later tirage. After three months, racked off gross lees and cold settled. No acidulation or other “corrections”. Bottled unfiltered with reserve tirage on January 20, 2019. Disgorged with zero dosage during the fall months of 2019.
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