Albariño Sierra Foothills
100% Albarino comes from Mathew Rorick’s limestone vineyard site. The vines sit on very steep, east-facing slopes, and are farmed with minimal inputs in Murphys, CA.
The grapes were whole cluster pressed into flex tanks for an ambient yeast fermentation and subsequent aging. In 2016, the fermentation started out aggressively, but then settled down and didn't finish until early spring of 2017. The wine underwent a spontaneous malolactic fermentation as well.
In early Summer, the wine was racked off its lees and bottled unfiltered with 25ppm of sulfites. 241 cases made. 11.4% alc.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, the wine shows a green-gold color. Aromas of gooseberry and peach. It is medium bodied with stone fruits, great acidity, and mineral textures in the finish.