2019 Malvasia Bianca
Region: Monterey, California
mediterranean honeysuckle / i dream of ginger / harvest moon on repeat
"We picked at night in late September, as is our habit. Malvasia is very explicit as to its signaling maturity - these grapes let you know when they are ready. Until then, the bat signal stays firmly tucked. The moment the flavor spectrum includes flowers, sweet citrus, and still a touch of mint, the night sky lights up over Gotham. We continue our practice of extend- ed skin contact, dual stream pressing, and extremely cold fermentation. We allow some skin contact overnight, then press at lunchtime the next day and ferment very cool and slowly in stainless until it’s dry. Exotically scented, reminiscent of jasmine, lime and elderflower, and yet the finish is very crisp and clean and dry." -Birichino
Please note, all orders come with chips!