All WineSS22White • Out to the Meadow 2021

Out to the Meadow 2021

66% Chenin blanc, 16% Vermentino, 11% Trousseau gris, 5% Green Hungarian, 2% Chasselas Doré · Suisun Valley · 155 Cases

Expansive and textural, this historic field blend complements the whole farmer’s market haul. You’ll meet gentle aromas of creamed honey and oyster mushroom lounging in your glass, but at the end of the day, this bottle is all about body.

 

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750ml, 12% ABV

Regular price
$40.00
Regular price
Sale price
$40.00

Enjoy With

Subtly sweet flavors like shiro miso and sweet potatoes. White beans stewed with leeks, bay leaf, and olive oil. Grain salads with trumpet mushrooms and handfuls of herbs. Basically, anything you can stir with a well-loved wooden spoon.

Drink When

A gentle breeze wakes you up from your picnic nap, you’re getting into a kitchen groove, and listening to the sound of leaves unfurling.

Martha's Notes

I feel very lucky to work with this one-of-a-kind parcel in Suisun Valley. Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope Wines researched what a historic Californian white field blend would have been comprised of, then took cuttings from some of the few remaining vineyards still growing these grapes before the vines were pulled out of the ground, and convinced grower Roger King to create this “library block” from them. Matthew passed the torch to me and I now work with this small block exclusively. I named the wine after the landowner and farmer, Roger King, who came down from the mountain after a youth of skiing, and went ‘out to the meadow’ to grow wine grapes. Roger has been enthusiastically farming it for 30 years. After naming the wine I found a Tom Waits interview where he uses the expression "We went out to the meadow" to describe a synergistic collaboration among musicians. This makes sense. I think the grape varieties all have a synergy when co-fermented, and Roger has also been the most collaborative grower I have ever worked with.

Specifications

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Vintage:

2021

Alcohol:

12%

Varietal:

66% Chenin blanc, 16% Vermentino, 11% Trousseau gris, 5% Green Hungarian, 2% Chasselas Doré

Vineyard:

King Vineyard, Fairfield, Suisun Valley; historic field blend; grown with compost teas and without pesticides and herbicides, fungicides are synthetic; clay soils.

Vinification Notes:

Co-fermented field blend. Foot tread and left on its skins for a couple hours before going into the press, then fermented and aged, unracked on lees, in neutral oak barrique for 6 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.

Serving Temp:

Cool // 45-55°F // 7-13°C // Take this bottle out of your fridge ~20 minutes prior to enjoying.

At Bottling:

(February 2022): Free SO2 < 2 mg/L, total SO2 19 mg/L. All wines are vegan.

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