2016 Trinafour French Colombard

Casa Verde Vineyard

This magical vineyard sits on a bench at the base of the eastern foothills of Redwood Valley. Amongst the ten acres of 73 year old red field blend varieties lie 230 French Colombard vines, planted intermittently. The alluvial soil is Yokayo Series. Peter Chevalier farms these old, dry farmed, head pruned vines traditionally, cross cultivating and hand hoeing under the vines. Just over half a ton of fruit was hand picked on October 1, 2016.

Wine Making

The fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled. It was racked to 4 year old Francois Freres barrels; primary fermentation was complete within three weeks. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited. The lees were stirred weekly for three months, and finally the wine was racked to tank and bottled on March 4, 2017.

Casa Verde Vineyard
Mendocino County

Anjou pear
Button mushroom
Wet stone

Ample acidity
Textured body
Crisp finish

45 Cases Produced

Food Pairings
Dungeness crab
Oysters on the half shell
Red Hawk

Tech Notes
ph: 3.14
TA: 7.56
Alcohol: 13.0