2016 Valdiguié, Solano County, Green Valley
VARIETAL: 100% Valdiguié
VINEYARD: Frei Vineyard & Wirth Ranch
LOCATION: Solano County, Green Valley
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 308 cases
Grapes went through partial carbonic fermentation, which combined with lighter tannins from the 2016 vintage, makes for an easy drinking light bodied elegant wine. 2016 had very low yields, almost half than typically expected.
Both dry-farmed vineyards are over 65 years old and are located just a mile apart from each other, between Napa and Suisun Valley. Valdiguié was formerly known as Napa Gamay in California. Wirth is planted on steep-sloped, iron-rich soils, while Frei is located closer to the valley floor and has more acidic soils.
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.