Les Lunes Wine 2018 Zinfandel, Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino County
Item Number: 14039
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Venturi Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Pinole gravelly loam
Hailing from the Venturi Vineyard just north of Ukiah in Mendocino County, this Zinfandel captures the rich history and tradition of California viticulture with complexity, elegance, and depth that only come with old vine vineyards. This wine captures the brambly and brash spirit of Zinfandel while maintaining excellent elegance, energy and freshness.
Soil Notes: Venturi Vineyard soils are predominantly Pinole gravelly loam soils. Containing a mixture of sandstone, shale, and quartz, these deep, well-drained soils were formed from alluvial flows, depositing fist-sized stones along the way. Highly deficient in organic matter, the moderately acidic soil pH allows for optimal nutrient uptake to allow the vines to thrive. Pinole soils are some of the most sought after soil types in Mendocino County.
Vineyard Notes: Larry Venturi is a third generation farmer tending to vines planted on his family's historic site in Calpella, Mendocino County. Planted in 1948, this 72-year-old vineyard is head trained and has been dry farmed since inception. Farming is non-certified organic.
Winemaking Notes: Spontaneous fermentation lasted 30 days with indigenous yeast. The grapes were whole cluster foot stomped. The wine was raised for 20 months in barrels. A low amount of sulfites were added at bottling.