Ruth Lewandowski Wines (1.5 L) 2016 'Feints' Fox Hill Vineyard, Mendocino County
Item Number: 10376
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Vineyard Designation: Fox Hill Vineyard
Grape(s): 45% Arneis / 25% Dolcetto / 15% Barbera / 15% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Total Acidity: 7.01 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Rocky, sandy clay loam
Case Production: 90 Magnums
Vineyard Notes: The red varieties are grown facing west-southwest. The Arneis is grown facing northwest. The Dolcetto and Barbera are trained in a single vertical cordon. The Nebbiolo is head trained as well as the Arneis. The vines average 35 years.
Winemaking Notes: All the grapes were picked the same day and co-fermented together. Full carbonic maceration lasted about 10 days. Traditional, foot-trodden maceration lasted about 2 days. The grapes were basket pressed and then continued fermentation without temperature control. Native yeast were used. Malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine spent seven months on its lees with one racking. Feints was bottled unfined and unfiltered with only 10ppm SO2 added during late fermentation (total detectable SO2 comes to zero).