Nero d'Avola Rosato
61% 2021 Nero d'Avola from Bricarelli Ranch, 39% 2020 Nero d'Avola from Chiarito-Ling Vineyard · Mendocino County · 328 Cases
This restorative expression of our one-night-wine smells like coming home to a fresh-baked strawberry rhubarb pie. Rosato’s straightforward aromas and compelling acidity invite you to lace up your roller skates for a sunny dose of sweet (but technically dry) nostalgia.
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750ml, 12.5% ABV
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Explore 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.
You’re biking down to the corner store to spend your allowance on sweet summer treats, experimenting with new textures in the kitchen, and rinsing off your sandy feet at the end of a long beach day.
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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 Bricarelli Ranch & Chiarito-Ling Vineyard 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). By blending together two vintages of Nero d’Avola rosato, we merge the freshness of 2021 with the elegance (from extended aging) of 2020.
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61% 2021 Nero d'Avola from Bricarelli Ranch, 39% 2020 Nero d'Avola from Chiarito-Ling Vineyard
Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County; 15-year-old head trained, dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard, farmed by us according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); gravelly loam soils.
Chiarito-Ling Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard, farmed by us according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); gravelly loam soils.
Whole clusters (stems intact) foot tread for an overnight maceration on skins before pressing the following day. Fermented and aged separately in neutral tanks. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Cool // 45-55°F // 7-13°C // Take this bottle out of your fridge ~20 minutes prior to enjoying.
(February 2022): Free SO2 6 mg/L, total SO2 17 mg/L. All wines are vegan.
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