2014 Trinafour Carignane

Niemi Vineyard
Mendocino County

ph: 3.38
TA: 6.8
Alcohol: 14.9

Niemi Vineyard
In the heart of Redwood Valley, Niemi Vineyard sits on a 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 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 August 4, 2016.

Warm Santa Rosa plums
Dried thyme
Gravel road

Juicy acidity
Medium body
Supple tannins

Food Pairing
Camarones a la diabla
Roast garlic chicken

198 Cases Produced