28% Gayla's Vineyard
72% Bella Vigna Vineyard
100% Lodi appellation
In 2009 we defined ‘early maturity’ for our Vermentino and ever since have gradually increased the degree of ripening, in pursuit of achieving optimal maturity. We harvested our 2012 in mid-Sept, which resulted in a rich, flavorful and expressive wine without excessive alcohol.
All of the lots were free-run juice (no pressing) and cool fermented in tank with a fruit enhancing strain of yeast and without a malo-lactic conversion.
Post fermentation it was racked twice followed by a light fining, then racked and filtered prior to bottling.
Bottled in Apr 2013; 12.9% alcohol, pH 3.53 & TA 5.4 g/l
Fresh and broad; with tutti-frutti aromas, along with a mineral hint and flavors of green melon, salted pippin apple and stone fruits.