This is a fantastic natural white and some of the first wine that comes into the winery every year. A hodgepodge of Rhone and Southern french varietals, this comes in as a low alcohol, low pretense delicious white. The nose shows an aromatic set of grapefruit pith, white peach, hay, and lemon curd. The palate is light with lower acid and a flavor set of clean citrus, peach, and a bit of grapefruit and light minerals to finish. D&M Tasting Notes
33% Colombard, 26% Marsanne, 23% Roussanne, 18% Muscat blanc . California · 1921 cases. This mineral driven wine gives off aromas of fresh ocean air, white pepper and kiwi. A beautifully light bodied wine that would complement a variety of foods from Dim Sum to oysters. At only 9.5% alcohol this wine is great from brunch to aperitif to dinner and after. Take me anywhere! Winery Notes
Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat blanc come from First Generation Farmers in Contra Costa County; practicing organic and in the three year transition to certification, sandy soils.
Colombard comes from Ricetti Vineyard in Mendocino County; planted in 1948; certified organic; dry farmed on loam.
Martha Stoumen Wines was founded upon the desire to recapture a farming and winemaking culture that has all but faded away: a winemaking culture of patience.
For my wines I lease and farm around half of the vineyards myself. The other half are farmed by multi-generation farmers who understand their land, and their family's land, far better than I ever will, and who farm with my same philosophies in mind. Patience in the vineyard means composting rather than adding synthetic fertilizers, allowing predatory insects the ability to outcompete pests rather than spraying insecticides, and doing proper handwork, such as pruning for vine longevity rather than high yields.
In the cellar I use a minimalist winemaking approach. Patience in the cellar means letting the natural yeast and bacteria present on the grape skins perform fermentation, and allowing longer macerations and aging to provide stability rather than using added tannin, acid, or stabilizing agents in my wines. Above all, I strive to make wines that are delicious, joyful, and truly representative of California.
Martha Stoumen 2019 Post Flirtation White Wine
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- SKU #: 8780