Valdiguié is a rather unique grape, primarily grown in Southern France and used for blending, that made its way to California where it was mistakeny as Gamay. Up until 1980, it was widely known as "Napa Gamay," because it's ripens and tastes similar to Gamay. Katie and Corinne have taken to calling this wine their "Napa Napa Gamay." Upfront it has a ton of concentrated and lush fruit, but it's also remarkably complex. On the palate, juicy berries and a hint of Chinese five spice combine with a hint of structure and a touch of chalky texture. Drink chilled for the ultimate experience!
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Grape: 100% Valdiguié
Region: Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
Vinification: The Frediani Vineyard is located in Calistoga, CA on the north end of the Napa Valley where it has been cared for by Jim Frediani and his father before him since the early 1900s. Dry-farmed for over 60 years, no chemicals in the vineyard, Bale clay loam soils and hot day time temperatures. Hand harvested. Two-thirds of the grapes were fermented with 50% whole clusters in an open-top bin and pressed off to neutral oak. The final one-third was sealed up in a fully-anaerobic fermentation vessel (i.e., a giant food grade plastic-bag) and left alone for two weeks. This was then pressed off and blended with the rest. Seven months aging in neutral barrel. No fining, no filtration, 20ppm S02 total.