Subject to Change Bonofiglio Vineyard "Unsung Hero” Skin-Contact White Field Blend 2020
Regular price $31.00
Winemaker: Alex Pomerantz
Appellation: Mendocino County, California
Grape Variety: Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
Bonofiglio is a seven acre plot planted on what used to be the Russian River in the town of Hopland, lending its name to the soils known as Russian River loam. This is grower Glenn McGourtey's passion project with his family. By day he's the UC Cooperative Extension Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino County, which makes Glenn a wealth of knowledge. The vineyard is planted to Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. His knowledge, humility, good nature and respect for the land shine through in the wine. This vineyard is CCOF certified Organic, and Glenn is striving to become Demeter-certified Biodynamic.
The fruit was all picked on the same day. Half went into the stainless fermenter, whole-cluster, while half was destemmed on top. Co-fermented on the skins for three weeks (pumped over daily), then pressed off at dryness. The wine was briefly settled in tank before being barreled down to a combination of 225L and 500L neutral barrels / puncheons. Elevage was seven months, after which the barrels were racked together to the bottling tank (the only racking). As always - unfined, unfiltered, no SO2.