Dry white wine made with Viognier grown at high-altitude in San Diego County. Tangerine, lemon blossom, lime, and cut hay. Excellent example of local terroir – very different from Condrieu. Made only with wild yeast, unfiltered, and minimal intervention.
San Diego County, Warner Springs
Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
100% Viognier, self-rooted
August 20, 2018
Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Tangerine, lemon blossom, lime, and cut hay. Recommend serving at 40-45 °F. Best to drink over multiple days for development.
Whole cluster pressed on crémant cycle, taking taille and partial cuvée press fractions. Wild yeast and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Racked off gross lees after 45 days, then cold settled another 45 days later. No acidulation or other “corrections”. Bottled unfiltered on 2/9/2019.
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