2023 • Post Flirtation White 2023

Post Flirtation White 2023

Varietal:

40% Roussanne, 28% Marsanne, 24% Muscat blanc, 9% Colombard

Alcohol:

11%

Vinification Notes:

Muscat blanc and Roussanne harvested three days prior to Marsanne. Each lot tumbled in the press to get just a hint of skin contact before pressing, then co-fermented in stainless steel and aged on fine lees for 6 months. Colombard pressed immediately, fermented separately in stainless steel, and aged in neutral vessels before blending with Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat blanc. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.

Vineyard:

Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat blanc from Cecchini Family Vineyard (formerly The Urban Edge Farm), Knightsen, Contra Costa County; farmed according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); sandy clay soils.

Colombard from Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; head trained vines planted in 1948; dry farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.

Martha's Notes

This is always a fun wine to make, as it marks the beginning of harvest in mid-to-late August. Cecchini Family Vineyard is located in Knightsen, 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. A splash of old-vine dry farmed (non-irrigated) Colombard from Ricetti Vineyard in Redwood Valley adds lift to this lemon-forward, refreshingly complex blend.

Production Notes

Production: Coming soon.

At Bottling:

Coming soon.