US-MTN-02-16

Pinot Noir, ‘Bella Vigna’, Martinelli

The grapes are picked between 25 and 27 degrees brix to ensure mature ripe fruit flavors. After picking, the whole berries undergo a long cool fermentation with wild yeast, to generate skin contact and expose fruit character. The juice is transferred into oak barrels with a touch of residual sugar remaining to complete the fermentation process in barrel until dry. It rests in 70% new French oak on its gross lees for one year. The wine is neither heat nor cold stabilized, and is un-fined and un-filtered, clarified only by racking before bottling. Case Production: 780

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red