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2020 Darkstar

$ 27.00

Climate Positive, 1% for the PlanetNaturally made, dry, sparkling red wine (pet-nat). Dark plum, red cherry, black and green peppercorns, and tar. Extra Brut. Creamy bubbles. Blend of Nebbiolo, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel from San Diego County made using only wild yeasts, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention. Vegan. Gluten-free.

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Description

Sparkling Red

appellation
San Diego County (Dulzura, CA)

vineyard
Valentina Vineyard (Non-certified Organic, Zero Herbicides)

varieties
42% Nebbiolo, 21% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 17% Syrah

alcohol
11.4%

production
106 cases

tasting notes
Dark plum, red cherry, black and green peppercorns, and tar. Extra Brut. Creamy bubbles.

dietary
Vegan. Gluten-free. Total SO2 = 16 ppm.

winemaker’s notes
Grapes harvested and destemmed between 8/27 and 9/8 of 2020. Syrah and Petite Sirah were crushed; Nebbiolo and Zinfandel were not. Small amounts of juice drawn off and kept chilled to form a sweet reserve for later tirage. All spontaneous fermentations. Grapes were pressed on a long, slow cycle in separate lots between 5 and 7 days after harvest. Cuvee cut and portion of free run transferred to neutral vessel. On 12/30/20, wine combined with sweet reserve and transferred into stainless steel Charmat tank, and sealed so wine would naturally carbonate as fermentation finished. After fermentation complete, wine chilled and sulfited. Bottled in early May of 2021.

nota bene
A sibling to the still 2020 Two Tons (same harvest, different press cut and vinting). Perfect wine for warm weather grilling.
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