Ruth Lewandowski Wines 2020 'Feints' Fox Hill Vineyard, Mendocino County
Item Number: 15065
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Fox Hill Vineyard
Grape(s): 30% Arneis / 33% Dolcetto / 15% Barbera / 14% Nebbiolo / 8% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.3
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Rocky, sandy clay loam
Case Production: 1,300
Tasting Notes: Working with all of the Piedmontese varieties found at Fox Hill Vineyard, Feints is quite an unexpected wine. It's a co-fermentation of Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and Arneis. Full carbonic maceration keeps things poppy, light on its feet, and fresh. For all intents and purposes, this is the complex light red wine that is extremely gluggable.
Vineyard Notes: The red varieties are grown facing west-southwest. The Arneis is grown facing northwest. The Dolcetto, Montepulciano, and Barbera are trained in a single vertical cordon. The Nebbiolo is head trained as well as the Arneis. The vines average 39 years old.
Winemaking Notes: Full carbonic maceration lasted about 12 days. Traditional, foot-trodden maceration lasted about 2 days. The grapes were pressed and then continued fermentation with native yeast and without temperature control. Malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine aged on its lees for 5 months. Feints was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Total SO2 equaled 23ppm.