100% Bella Vigna Vineyard
100% Lodi - Borden Ranch
Since we began planting Vermentino in Lodi (back in 2003, in four of its sub AVAs) we have a new favorite site. This block grows in light silty alluvial soil, allowing the grapes to achieve very concentrated flavors.
We continually experiment with our harvest maturity levels and feel this vintage’s mid Sept was well timed, resulting in wine with a relatively low level of alcohol. The free-run juice was cool fermented using a fruit enhancing yeast selection and was without a malo-lactic conversion.
Post fermentation it was racked twice followed by a light fining, then racked and filtered prior to bottling.
Bottled in Feb 2017; 12.1% alcohol, pH 3.51 & TA 6.4 g/l