Ricetti Carignan 2021
100% Carignan · Redwood Valley · 534 cases
Soft tannin and stimulating acidity rise to meet this deeply fruited, social wine. Carignan from this beloved site carries the energy of a moonlit blackberry harvest and a cup of cinnamon tea. California's answer to Cru Beaujolais.
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750 ml, 12.5% ABV
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The Ricetti family planted this plot in the 1940s and through the ups and downs over many decades (and especially over the last few years), the fact that these 75-year-old head-trained Carignan vines continue to persevere—and shine!—is remarkable and again highlights just how hard farming is. A late frost in 2020 severely limited the 2021 yield from this vineyard and made harvesting feel more like a multiple-day scavenger hunt (some vines produced ample fruit, some not at all), but you wouldn’t guess that from how balanced this wine is today. Carignan holds a special place in our portfolio as one of California’s shining underdog varietals . Each time we sit down to drink this wine as a team we’re steeped in gratitude for our home.
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Carignan from Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; head trained, dry farmed (non-irrigated), practicing organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Whole clusters (stems intact) of Carignan fermented in stainless steel. A mixture of punchdowns and pumpovers were used to gently extract tannin. Pressed prior to dryness and aged in neutral oak barrique for 9 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Cellar // 55-60°F // 13-16°C // This bottle should be cold to the touch, but not frosty.
(February 2022): 12.5% alc/vol · Free SO2 8 mg/L, Total SO2 41 mg/L · All wines are vegan
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