Martha Stoumen Wines 2019 'Post Flirtation' White Blend, California
Item Number: 14226
Sub Region: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 33% Colombard / 26% Marsanne / 23% Roussanne / 18% Muscat Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 9.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand and loam
Case Production: 1921
Martha Stoumen Notes: "This is always a fun wine to make, as it marks the beginning of harvest in late August. First Generation Farmers is located outside of Oakley, Contra Costa County (affectionately CoCo). The weather and soils of CoCo are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with a hot land mass, super duper sandy soils, and a near constant cooling wind coming off of the very cold salty waters of the Carquinez Strait. The resulting wines are full of summer flavors, slightly salty, and extremely drinkable."
- Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat Blanc come from First Generation Farmers in Contra Costa County; practicing organic and in the three year transition to certification, sandy soils.
- Colombard comes from Ricetti Vineyard in Mendocino County; planted in 1948; certified organic; dry farmed on loam.
Tasting Notes: This mineral driven wine gives off aromas of fresh ocean air, white pepper and kiwi. A beautifully light bodied wine that would complement a variety of foods from Dim Sum to oysters. At only 9.5% alcohol this wine is great from brunch to aperitif to dinner and after. Take me anywhere!
Winemaking Notes: After the grapes co-ferment, some earlier season Colombard is blended to illuminate the brightness of this wine. This old vine Colombard is versatile, as it maintains basically the same sugar level and acidity on the vine from August to November. When picked in late August it is reminiscent of a featherweight Basque Txakoli (while the late season Colombard going into Martha's Honeymoon has a more Chenin-like characteristics). Both components of this blend are fermented and aged in stainless steel. The free SO2 is 0 mg/L; the total SO2 is 31 mg/L.