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2017 Trinafour French Colombard

Casa Verde Vineyard
Mendocino County

ph: 3.04
TA: 7.9
Alcohol: 13.1
TSO2: 58ppm

Casa Verde Vineyard

This magical vineyard sits on a bench at the base of the eastern foothills of Redwood Valley. Amongst the ten acres of 75 year old red field blend varieties lie 230 French Colombard vines, planted intermittently. The alluvial soil is Yokayo Series. Peter Chevalier farms these old, dry farmed, head pruned vines organically and traditionally, cross cultivating and hand hoeing under the vines. We picked on September 26, 2017.

The fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled. It was racked to 5 year old Francois Fréres barrels; native primary fermentation was complete within three weeks. Malolactic fermentation was naturally inhibited. The lees were stirred weekly for three months, and finally the wine was racked to tank and bottled on March 9, 2017

Aroma
Unripe Granny Smith Apple
Kaffir lime
Wet chalkboard

Mouthfeel
Electric acidity
Textured body
Snappy finish

Food Pairings
Oysters on the half shell
Red Hawk

Ceviche

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