La Clarine Farm 2017 'One-Eighty' White Blend, Sierra Foothills

La Clarine Farm 2017 'One-Eighty' White Blend, Sierra Foothills

Item Number: 12252

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Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 56% Albarino / 44% Marsanne
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 123

Tasting Notes: This blend of Albariño and skin-fermented Marsanne is a delightful white wine with crisp, almost spritzy minerality. The Albariño adds floral notes while the Marsanne adds melon and grape skin flavors. One-Eighty dances on the tongue displaying its many attributes in a succession of textures and flavors. Each sip is like a new discovery. There's just enough grip in the wine to make it work with a plethora of classic, earthier dishes.

Winemaking Notes: The Albariño was directly pressed. The Marsanne was foot crushed and whole cluster fermented in open top fermenters for 12 days before pressing. The Marsanne must was added to the previously pressed Albariño juice. The wine aged on its lees until bottling in the summer of 2018. It was bottled without fining or filtration.