Martha Stoumen (355 ml) 2021 'Try it Out' Natural Wine Spritzer, California
Item Number: 17174
Sub Region: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Vermentino / Marsanne / Roussanne / Muscat Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 355 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 3,500
Ingredients: Natural wine base from certified biodynamic and organic grapes, filtered water, organic grape-based spirit infused with Meyer lemons, orange blossom water
A Note on the Label Ingredients: You will see "carbonated grape wine with natural flavors" on the label. It's important to Martha to provide transparency about what goes into her wines so she wanted to give some context. "Carbonated grape wine with natural flavors" is the classification given to naturally made spritzers like this by the Federal Trade & Tax Bureau. "Natural flavors" can consist of all sorts of weird things that get added into processed foods, which is why she chose to be radically naked and list out absolutely everything that she put into this bubble bottle of deliciousness.
Tasting Notes: Try it Out Spritzer is fully dry, super delicate, and wildly easy to drink. It is lightly carbonated for a soft spritz with citrusy hints of mandarin, lemon, and floral orange blossom. Bone dry yet creamy on the nose, this 6% ABV natural wine spritzer boldly goes where no spritzer has gone before. Try It Out! Serve chilled, but not too freezing cold. You’ll notice more pronounced aromatics and a slightly stronger spritz if you open the bottle after a quick chill.
Vinification Notes: The base wine in the 2021 Try It Out! is a blend of certified biodynamic Vermentino with a co-ferment of certified organic Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat. These components were fermented completely dry and aged separately in stainless steel vessels for 6 months before blending with filtered water, organic Meyer lemon spirit infusion, and just a hint of orange blossom water for subtle aromatics. Once blended, the finished product is gently filtered for stability and then bubbled with carbon dioxide through a pressurized tank to achieve a light, playful spritz.
Try It Out was crafted in collaboration with Hanson of Sonoma Distillery. Organic Meyer lemon peels were put in a giant tea bag to infuse Hanson Distillery's grape-based spirit. A hint of organic orange blossom water was added for subtle aromatics, made by steam distilling orange blossoms. The quality of water used has a big impact on flavor, so Martha sought out the best filtered water she could buy and added it to the wine.