Single Vineyard Series
94 Points, Platinum at the 2022 Winemaker's Challenge International Wine Competition
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
Oak Barrels (neutral oak)
This white wine has aromas of citrus blossoms, nectarine and even hints of pineapple. On the palate, there is a bit of peach flavor and some notes of vanilla, with a finish of lemon zest and ginger. This Southern Italian variety has a rich mouthfeel and an elegant, lingering finish.
Our Fiano grapes are Estate Grown. This varietal is particularly special to the owners (the Panella Family) because it originated in Avellino, Italy. Inland from Naples, this southern Italian province is where the Panella family comes from. Lodi shares some similarities with Southern Italy when it come to climate, and as a result, Fiano seems to be a fantastic fit here on the Northwest side of our estate. The vines are trained on VSP (vertical shoot position) trellis system. Some leaf removal took place on the north side of the rows to help with air flow. A large amount of cropped was thinned (dropped on the ground) to help maintain a balance and increase flavor to the remaining fruit.
Grapes were hand-picked in the morning and gently whole cluster pressed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. Next, the juice was racked and split into two tanks. One was fermented naturally (native yeast) the other was inoculated with cultured yeast. After a long cool fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral oak barrels for a 5 month aging period on light lees with no stirring.