2018 Barbera, Mokelumne River/Lodi

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2018 Barbera, Mokelumne River/Lodi

 

  • Cherry fruit with subtle spice
  • Pair this with any classic Italian pasta with marinara
  • Stacy’s favorite!

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.

YEAST: BRL97

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

RETAIL:

RELEASE: MAY 1, 2020

QTY: 389 CASES PRODUCED

 

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