Martha Stoumen 2020 'Solo Act' White, Contra Costa County
Item Number: 17858
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Contra Costa County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 53% Marsanne / 40% Roussanne / 7% Muscat Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sandy clay
Case Production: 269
Martha's Note: "Solo Act 2020 casts a new spotlight on a favorite co-ferment of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat Blanc from The Urban Edge Farm in Contra Costa County. When crafting our Post Flirtation White blend, these three varieties are co-fermented before blending with Colombard or Vermentino for balanced acidity. In 2020, intuition suggested that we put aside a few barrels worth of wine from the co-ferment prior to blending and provide the wine its own stage — a solo act! Tasting this wine throughout a longer élevage in barrel provided a sensory bath full of emerging salty, umami-driven characteristics. This is a wine that I love to pair with food and consider what else around me shines when brought into focus."
Vinification: Marsanne, Roussanne, and Muscat Blanc harvested together and briefly tumbled in the press for just a hint of skin contact before pressing, then fermented on full lees in stainless steel. After 6 months, the fully dry wine was racked off lees to neutral oak barriques to continue aging for an additional 12 months before bottling. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.