Post Flirtation White 2022
30% Vermentino, 27% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 18% Muscat blanc
Muscat blanc harvested one week prior to Roussanne and Marsanne. Each lot tumbled in the press to get just a hint of skin contact before pressing, then co-fermented in stainless steel. Vermentino pressed immediately and fermented separately in stainless steel before blending with Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat blanc. Aged together on fine lees for 6 months before bottling. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Vermentino from The Bench Vineyard, Clements Hills, San Joaquin County; certified biodynamic vineyard; sandy loam soils.
Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat blanc from Cecchini & Cecchini Vineyard (formerly The Urban Edge Farm), Knightsen, Contra Costa County; farmed according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); sandy clay soils.
This is always a fun wine to make, as it marks the beginning of harvest in mid-to-late August. Cecchini & Cecchini Vineyard 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. Vermentino from a certified biodynamic vineyard in San Joaquin County provides just the right amount of a citrusy lift to this refreshingly complex blend.
Production: 1,308 cases
(February 2023): 11% alc/vol · Free SO2 4 mg/L, Total SO2 10 mg/L
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