2019 Mendocino Benchlands
From Martha: "Nero d’Avola and Zinfandel were each harvested by hand and fermented separately before blending. Nero d’Avola from both Bricarelli Ranch and Fox Hill were 100% destemmed and fermented in open-top tanks. For the Chiarito-Ling Nero d’Avola portion, we opted for a slight carbonic “pop!” characteristic by fermenting the grapes with whole clusters intact. The Zinfandel from Chiarito-Ling was 100% destemmed and about halfway through fermentation we performed a déslestage (“rack-and-return”) to provide additional aeration to the fermenting juice. The final blend was assembled just prior to bottling and has now acquired 19 months of bottle aging."
A serious and playful wine that exudes adult Hawaiian punch with a juicy texture that flirts with you the whole way through with orange slices and tart raspberries. Pair with whatever you want, from tapas, roast chicken, or salt & vinegar chips, or in the words of Martha: "Drink when you're feeling groovy."
Limited quantities & exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark.
- Area: United States, California, Mendocino Valley
- Grapes: 60% Nero d'Avola & 40% Zinfandel