The fruit was foot stomped and left on the skins for 12 hours. We pressed into stainless steel tank where all three varieties fermented together just over 18-21 days. Spice comes from the Zinfandel, acidity from the Valdiguié and texture from the Trousseau. This is a 100% finished wine, meaning it fermented until it went dry using only native yeasts and went through spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
This wine is unfiltered and may contain some sediment.
The inspiration for our Love Wines come from wanting to keep as many older vine plantings and forgotten vineyards of California alive. Valdiguié, a grape formerly known as Napa Gamay, has so much history in Northern California. We love working this grape and how it plays so nicely with Zinfandel and Trousseau grown in California’s soil. Ricetti and Rosewood Vineyards are located in Mendocino County. Wirth Vineyard grows in Solano County Green Valley – which is located just east of Napa Valley.