2018 Barbera, Mokelumne River/Lodi
Cherry fruit with subtle spice
Pair this with any classic Italian pasta with marinara
The flavors in Barbera vary widely depending upon the climate where it grows, and the winemaking techniques used when crafting the wine. Our Barbera, from Lodi, (a warmer climate) shows flavors of blackberries, licorice and jam. Aging in oak softened the edges of overly-aggressive spiciness. We blended in Zinfandel to enhance the fruit-forward style to craft a complex and satisfying sip of wine.
This wine was harvested by hand and delivered to m2 in half-ton bins at 11:55 a.m., on October 1, 2018. After extensive hand-sorting the fruit was crushed and pumped to a stainless-steel tank. Fermentation was started the next day utilizing a cultured wine yeast known as BRL97. This yeast was isolated from vineyard sites in the Piedmont region of Italy. Fermentation proceeded as expected, the wine was pressed to a tank to settle then racked into oak barrels.
CERTIFIED LODI RULES
GROWER: AARON SHINN
VINEYARD: ROUND VALLEY RANCH ACAMPO
APPELLATION: MOKELUMNE RIVER – LODI
LOCATION: EAST SIDE HWY 99, ACAMPO AT BRUELLA ROAD
WINEMAKER: LAYNE MONTGOMERY
HARVEST DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2018
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 12 DAYS.
MALO-LACTIC FERMENTATION: VP-41
OAK: 13% NEW FRENCH, 11% NEW AMERICAN, REMAINDER 3x USED OAK
BLEND COMPOSITION: 95% BARBERA, 5% ZINFANDEL
BOTTLING DATE: FEBRUARY 9, 2020
RELEASE: MAY 1, 2020
QTY: 389 CASES PRODUCED