natural + craft wine
Dry, sparkling white wine. Bright flavors of lime, meyer lemon, grapefruit blossom, and granite. High-altitude, self-rooted Viognier from San Diego County made using only wild yeasts, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention.
San Diego County, Warner Springs
Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
August 20, 2018
Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Lime, meyer lemon, grapefruit blossom, and granite. 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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