100% Vermentino · Mendocino County · 124 cases · 124 cases
Vermentino resonates somewhere between a Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with enough weight and tension on the palate to bring you back down to earth after a day in the sun. We balanced this ample-bodied Sardinian grape with a focused fermentation in our new stoneware jarre. Expect concentrated flavors of buzzing summer days with sensory whispers of Meyer lemon pith and a warm picnic table.
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750 ml, 12% ABV
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Looong summer nights and meals that have no timeline. Add a splash to dishes you’re taking for a slow simmer (like Mediterranean fish stew) or anything you can get a tan while cooking (like a whole branzino wrapped in fig leaves and thrown on a grill scattered with just-picked lemons and summer squash...to be specific).
Shadows start to stretch out at the end of a sunny summer day and your skin is still warm from an outdoor adventure. We recommend tucking a few bottles away to taste some California sunshine year round.
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When Larry Venturi planted a small parcel of his vineyard to Vermentino—along the quartz scattered, stony spine that snakes through his property reminding us where the Russian River flowed hundreds of years ago—and asked me if I’d like to make wine from it, I didn’t hesitate. Larry had never grown Vermentino, but being half Tuscan and half Piedmontese, doesn’t shy away from Italian grapes. Moreso, Larry knows his land and climate—it’s hot and dry—and he thought Vermentino, which thrives on the arid island of Sardinia, would also thrive in his little corner of inland Mendocino. Plus, he said, “Vermentino is a nice grape, kind of between a good Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay”.
As with his other parcels, this Vermentino is dry farmed (non irrigated) and head trained, which concentrates both the flavor and acidity of this wine. This wine is a complex sipper, best with food. I’m glad to know Larry, I’m overjoyed he’s still experimenting well into his 70’s, and I feel honored that he came to me to bring this new parcel into wine. It also feels pretty good that he immediately ordered two cases upon trying the resulting wine!
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Vermentino from Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; Pinole gravelly loam soils.
Cool // 45-55°F // 7-13°C // Take this bottle out of your fridge ~20 minutes prior to enjoying.
(February 2022): Free SO2 < 2 mg/L, total SO2 4 mg/L. All wines are vegan.
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