This wine is 100% Vernaccia and has a rich palate with an array of ripe fruits and a citrus finish. It pairs well with grilled fish or seafood, pasta with cream sauces and prosciutto with melon.
Our Vernaccia grapes were planted in a vineyard on the southern hills of Carneros in Southern Sonoma County. The windswept site benefits from extreme cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay. These conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly, hanging on the vine for an extended period of time, enabling them to develop a myriad of complex flavors.
Grapes were handpicked and carefully destemmed, then immediately transferred to our tank press where the juice was gently squeezed from the berries. It was then pumped to a stainless steel fermentation tank where the wine was chilled and settled for two days. The wine was racked off the heavy grape solids and inoculated with a pure strain of wine yeast.
Fermentation proceeded at a cool 55º F in temperature controlled stainless tanks. It was then transferred to neutral french barrels where it was aged for 9 months before bottling.