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2013 Trinafour Carignane

Niemi Vineyard
Mendocino County

ph: 3.49
TA: 5.7
Alcohol: 14.2

Niemi Vineyard
In the heart of Redwood Valley, Niemi Vineyard sits on a slightly west facing bench well above the Russian River Plain. Proprietor Alvin Tollini farms his old, head pruned, dry farmed vines traditionally, cross cultivating and hand hoeing under the vines. The alluvial soil is predominantly Redvine Series. Only 3.3 tons were picked from our one-acre block on October 5, 2013.

Wine Making
The cool fruit was partly destemmed but not crushed into an open top fermenter with 10% whole clusters. Native yeast began in earnest 7 days later, and the cap was managed with both punch downs and pumpovers. At dryness, only free run juice was drained to 4 year old Francois Freres barrels. Native malolactic finished in late spring. The wine was egg white fined and bottled unfiltered on June 18, 2015.

Aroma
Warm evening plums
Summer savory
Gravel road

Mouthfeel
Juicy acidity
Medium body
Supple tannins

Food Pairing
Pot au feu
Skirt steak tacos
Roast chicken Provencal

198 Cases Produced