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2015 Trinafour French Colombard

Casa Verde Vineyard
Mendocino County

ph: 3.08
TA: 7.6
Alcohol: 13.0

Casa Verde Vineyard

This magical vineyard sits on bench at the base of the eastern foothills of Redwood Valley. Amongst the ten acres of 70 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. Half of a ton of fruit was hand picked on October 3, 2015.

Wine Making
The fruit was whole cluster pressed and settled. It was racked to a small stainless steel tank where a cold fermentation took place over three weeks. The dry wine and its lees were then transferred to 4 year old Francois Freres barrels. The lees were stirred weekly for three months, and finally the wine was racked to tank and bottled on March 3, 2016.

Aroma
Lemon curd
White peach
Spring stream

Mouthfeel
Ample acidity
Medium body
Electric finish

Food Pairings
Oysters
Chilled poached salmon
Charcuterie

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