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Blue Dog, 2018

By Powicana Farm

  • Appellation: Redwood Valley
  • Region: California
  • Country: United States
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Petite Sirah
  • Soil type: Clay
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 5 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:This Petite Sirah wine is a full flavored Rhone-style red with an intense inky color and deep hues of red. A vibrant wine with a fruit forward palate, it has good tension and a grace that reveals a clean floral nose of violet and cedar. On the palate, we find cacao and freshly ground black pepper with a nice clean finish. Our estate fruit is dry-farmed and the vineyard is not tilled. Cover crops are used to improve the soil’s texture and richness. Every task is done by hand with minimal intervention of machinery. There is no use of insecticides or pesticides in the vineyard. "Destemmed and fermented in steel tank using wild yeasts from the vineyard, aged for one year in neutral French oak barrels. Unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. Harvest Date: 09/29/2018. Brix at Harvest: 24. Bottling Date: 08/21/2019. Production: 378 Cases. pH 3.4, TA 5.7g/L, Residual sugars 0.1g/L, Total sulfites less than 5mg/L, Alcohol 12.9%. "

About Powicana Farm

California, United States

We are a small family farm growing biodynamic grapes and crafting natural wines from our own vineyard in Mendocino county, California. We strive to grow living soils, and to produce beautiful healthy grapes in harmony with natural cycles. We are artisanal winegrowers and work on every single step, from growing our grapes to bottling the wine. In the vineyard, we follow the natural farming philosophy, no-till dry-farming, beyond organic, and promote and sustain a diversity of life in the vineyard and on the farm. In the cellar, we produce pure vibrant wines by respecting the living community within the wine and the natural fermentation and aging process.