2020 Vermentino, Fox Family Vineyard
Vineyards and Composition: 100% Fox Family Vineyard, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County.
Barrel Aging and Cooperage: 100% Barrel fermented in older French oak (Sirugue and Mercurey) and then racked to stainless-steel for 4 months aging
Winemaking: This is the thirteenth vintage of Vermentino from the Fox Family Vineyard! Vermentino is thought to have originated in Spain and has made amazing, crisp food-friendly wines in Italy and Southern France where it is named Rolle. I like to enjoy this wine with oysters on a warm spring day, by the pool or with shellfish. These grapes come from a tiny, high density block on a rocky slope of the Fox Family Vineyard. The grapes were hand harvested (by me, my mom and dad, my brothers and a few of my dad’s friends), sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve the fresh, crisp and fruity quality of this amazing varietal. The juice was then fermented in all older French oak barrels while preventing malo-lactic fermentation with sulphur dioxide and aged for 3 months in stainless steel. This wine was bottled in February of 2021.
Production: 82 cases
Bottle Aging: Drink within the next year to enjoy the bright, crisp qualities of this wine.
Retail Price: $35 per bottle / Wine Club Price: $28 per bottle
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