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Sold Out: Nero d'Avola Rosato 2022

90% Nero d'Avola, 10% Negroamaro · Mendocino County · 411 Cases

Concentration. The high skin to juice ratio from the dry-farmed vines at Bricarelli Ranch bring it like no other grape. The resulting wine strikes the senses with aromas of mineral earth and electric strawberry.

 

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750ml, 12.5% ABV

Regular price
$37.00
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Sale price
$37.00

Enjoy With

Tantalize your taste buds with a little spice: chili peanuts, crispy pork belly, or massaman curry. This restorative expression of our one-night-wine serves up compelling acidity and a dose of sweet (but technically dry) nostalgia.

Drink When

You’re ready for lift off. Slightly flinty aromas infuse the air around you with an electric charge.

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. New for 2022, we co-fermented our youngest dry-farmed Nero d’Avola vines at Bricarelli Ranch with the adjacent rows of Negroamaro and bottled with 9 g/L residual sugar. Technically this rosato is a “dry” wine with less than 1% remaining sugar, but that little touch of sweetness adds body and a stronger wild strawberry core to a perennial favorite cuvée.

Specifications

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Alcohol:

12.5%

Varietal:

90% Nero d'Avola, 10% Negroamaro

Vineyard:

Nero d'Avola and Negroamaro from Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County; head-trained, dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard, farmed by us according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); gravelly loam benchland soils, where Italian farming families first planted vineyards (reserving the rich valley floors for vegetables). 

Vinification Notes:

Whole clusters (stems intact) of Nero d’Avola and Negroamaro foot tread for an overnight maceration on skins before pressing the following day. Co-fermented and aged in neutral tanks and neutral oak barrique for 6 months. Unfined. Filtered for stability.

Serving Temp:

Cold // 40-50°F // 4-10°C // Open this wine straight out of the fridge.

At Bottling:

(February 2023): 12.5% alc/vol · Free SO2 4 mg/L, Total SO2 34 mg/L

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