2018

Blend of 50% Tocai Friulano, 50% Arneis. 75% of this wine is fermented in French concrete egg and the remaining aged in one year old French Oak.  

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
Varietal Tocai Friulano
Appellation San Benito
Harvest Date October 2, 2018
Sugar 20.3
Acid 6.8
pH 3.24
Aging 100% concrete egg
Fermentation native
Bottling Date May 2019
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 12.48
Wine Enthusiast 91

Wine Profile

Ratings 91 points, Editor Choice, Wine Enthusiast 2020; Gold, San Francisco Chronicle 2020; Platinum, Winemaker Challenge 2020
Vineyard Notes Sourced from the Vista Verde Vineyard in San Benito County, Tocai Friulano and Arneis are planted in Cropley, San Benito/Series (Clay Loam) soils. Planted on a small hillside with vines that are 20 + yrs old.
Production Notes Tocai Friulano and Arneis were pressed off skins and cold settled before going into the concrete egg. Once in egg, it was allowed to start fermenting naturally. After completing fermentation it was racked again and put back to age in the egg for 7 months. Not fined.
Production 278 cases produced

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