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Nero d'Avola Rosato 2020

100% Nero d’Avola · Mendocino County · 361 Cases

Smells like mineral earth and strawberry rhubarb. Tastes like watermelon candy and early season strawberry on the finish.

750mL, 12% ABV

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Enjoy With

Compelling textures like nopales, calamari, or zesty olives. Salads with tart raspberries, black cod + fried rice, and anything with a subtle smoke will do well with this wine without overpowering its concentrated fruitiness.


Drink When

After an invigorating sauna session, when the stars come out and your evening begins to simmer.

Martha's Notes

Vino di una notte... This translates to ‘one night wine’ and refers to the technique of crushing grapes and leaving them to macerate on skins (and in our case, stems) in their own juice overnight, adding color, texture, and complexity. I love using this technique with our Nero d’Avola because it produces a wine that falls between rosé and a red wine—zippy and bright like a rosé but textured and robust like a red wine. The farming at Benson Ranch also adds to the complexity of this wine. Dry farmed on well-drained soils, grape berries are small due to water scarcity and have a higher skin to juice ratio (skins are where you get a ton of flavor). The roots of these vines penetrate deep into the soil in search of water, at depths where soil mineral content goes up and organic matter is scarce, elevating the uptake of minerals, which I notice most as textural differences in the wine. I make this wine only when the vintage allows for it; the 2017 was a favorite, and I am so excited to release a small quantity of this wine again in the 2020 vintage.


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100% Nero d’Avola


Benson Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County: 14-year-old head trained, dry farmed vines; farmed according to organic principles without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fungicides. On well-drained gravelly loam, gentle hillside.

Vinification Notes:

Whole clusters (stems intact) foot tread and loaded into the press to macerate overnight before being pressed in the morning. Fermented and aged in neutral tanks for 6 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.

Serving Temp:

Cold. Take out of the fridge for 20 minutes. We love to start drinking this wine cold-ish and enjoy as it warms up a bit.

At Bottling:

(February 2021): Free SO2 < 2 mg/L, total SO2 9 mg/L; 0.6 g/L RS (dry). Sediment expected. All wines are vegan. 


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