Post Flirtation White 2021
36% Marsanne, 34% Roussanne, 16% Vermentino, 14% Muscat blanc
Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat blanc tumbled in the press to get just a hint of skin contact before pressing, then co-fermented and aged on fine lees in stainless steel. Vermentino pressed immediately and fermented separately in stainless steel. Racked, blended, and bottled after 6 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat blanc from The Urban Edge Farm, Knightsen, Contra Costa County; certified organic vineyard; sandy clay soils.
Vermentino from The Bench Vineyard, Clements Hills, San Joaquin County; certified biodynamic vineyard; sandy loam soils.
Find this sessionable crowd-pleaser making flower crowns at the party. In 2021 we swapped the usual Colombard for Vermentino, rounding out the slightly salty profile of this wine with just a touch of lemon skin oil—like your wine glass got a twist. Aromatics from the Muscat blanc in this co-ferment show through with sticky white florals and Muscat’s beautiful, lover's BO-esque perfume.
Grab this hazy white wine when you’ve got a hankering for something very sessionable that hits between a Mexican beer and a low ABV margherita. New for 2021: biodynamic Vermentino!
This is always a fun wine to make, as it marks the beginning of harvest in late August. Urban Edge Farm is located outside of Oakley, Contra Costa County (affectionately CoCo). The weather and soils of CoCo are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with a hot land mass, super duper sandy soils, and a near constant cooling wind coming off of the very cold salty waters of the Carquinez Strait. The resulting wines are full of summer flavors, slightly salty, and extremely drinkable. When our old-vine Redwood Valley Colombard (and Carignan) vineyard was damaged by a fall frost (losing 90% of the 2021 yield), we went searching for a new source to provide a citrusy balance to the aromatically-driven Marsanne, Roussanne, Muscat core. Vermentino from a certified biodynamic vineyard in San Joaquin County proved to be a perfect match.
Production: 501 Cases
(February 2022): Free SO2 5 mg/L, total SO2 27 mg/L. All wines are vegan.