Kind of Orange 2020
From the producer: tastes like Peach O’s, mandarin, guava, passionfruit, cantaloupe, & lychee. There is a near muscat quality to the intensity of this wine. Rather serious; dry, tannic, and with medium plus acidity.
Vineyard Notes: Just out of Hopland, this circa 1980’s planting of Sauvignon Blanc is on well drained Russian River gravelly loams. Dry farmed, no till, with absolute minimum organic inputs. These vines verge on wild, and sadly there is an attrition every year. We may only have another vintage or two of this wine.
We love it with…
Type: Skin Contact
Size: 750 mL
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Mendocino County, California
Vinification: The grapes were hand picked and carefully put into stainless vessels for a 3 week carbonic maceration, using harvested CO2 from an already active
fermentation, as opposed to using CO2 from a commercial cylinder. While it was done as carbonic, the soft skins readily bled juice leading to a type of submerged cap maceration for the later portion of the fermentation. The structure of the wine comes from skin tannin, and stem tannin. Pressed off and sent to neutral French oak barrels for 10 months aging sur lie. Racked once and bottled. No additives including no added sulfites.