Vineyard: Ricetti Vineyard
AVA: Redwood Valley, Mendocino, CA
Farming: Certified Organic
Harvest Date: Handpicked on 7 October 2019
Bottling Date: 24 March 2020
pH: 3.73 TA: 6.3 alc: 10%
“Tell your sister i say hi” is the big sister to 2018’s “l’oeuf me”. Whereas the 2018 colombard spent only the first five days of fermentation on skins, in 2019 the fruit saw ten days of skin contact. The doubled duration of skin contact provides more texture and color to the wine. After ten days, it was gently basket pressed to stainless steel to finish fermentation, and then aged for 5 months in neutral oak barrels, sur lie.
Indigenous yeast fermentation. No added sulfur, no other additions, unfined and unfiltered.
“tell your sister i say hi” is named as such, because…well, tell her i say hi.