Keep it natural, baby.
The Syrah portion of the wine was hand-picked and pressed to tanks the same day with a small addition of SO2 at the time of pressing. After settling the wine was racked to two egg-shaped tanks for fermentations. The wine fermented with native yeast for 11 days and then rested on its lees.
The Petite Sirah was harvested a bit later, and direct-pressed, also with a small sulfur addition at pressing. The juice underwent spontaneous fermentation in a stainless steel tank and too was allowed to age on its fermentation lees until mid-October when it was combined with the Syrah. This blend then remained on its lees a tank with no headspace (to minimize the risk of oxidation and allowing the remaining CO2 produced by fermentation to create a protective barrier) until the end of January, when it was racked to tank in preparation for bottling.
Personality: Fruity, alive, savory, lip-smackingly zesty. Easy-drinking rosé as we like it.
Winemaker: Chris Christensen, Bodkin Wines
Location: Sebastopol, North California
Vineyards: the grapes are sourced from organic and sustainable vineyards in Northern California, such as Venturi Vineyards in Mendocino
Soils: alluvial, gravelly loam
Main varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Petite Sirah
Winemaking: minimal – spontaneous fermentation and aging on lees mostly in stainless steel, some acacia/oak vats involved. Minimal SO2 additions.
Katie and Denny
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