Scribe Winery 2018 Riesling Petillant Naturel, Sonoma
Item Number: 12849
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0.0
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic tuff, Huichica Loam
Vineyard Notes: The grapes for this Riesling Scribe Pét Nat came from Scribe's organically farmed Estate vineyard on the southwest-facing slope of Arrowhead Mountain. Neustadt 90 Clone and Clone 110 are planted on St. George rootstock in volcanic tuff and the local Huichica Loam.
Vintage Notes: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to “normal.” The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought and irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind, which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season consisted of cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. Scribe had their longest harvest to date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
Winemaking Notes: The Riesling was whole cluster pressed and underwent an extended cold native yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 6 weeks. The wine was bottled on November 9th with 16.4 g/L of residual sugar. Fermentation finished in the bottle over the following weeks, with no disgorgement.
Tasting Notes: This Riesling Scribe Pét Nat has notes of green anjou pear, lavender and honeycomb.
About Scribe: Scribe Winery produces vibrant, terrior-driven wine in Sonoma, California. The winery is managed by fourth generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place.