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Nero d'Avola, 2018

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California - United States
Wine
Red
Nero d'Avola
Mendocino County
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From the Grower
"Intoxicating nose; versatile and balanced with both bright acidity and dark forest fruit; dusty tannins that are approachable now, but this wine can also be aged; elegant and precise."
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  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Average age of vines: 25
  • Soil type: Gravel, Loam, Pebbles, Sandstone
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  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 33 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Cement - Other
  • Bottle weight: 490

Additional Information

Martha's flagship wine inspired by her time working at COS in Sicily. She is one of the very few California producers working with Nero d'Avola.
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Martha Stoumen Wines was founded upon the desire to recapture a farming and winemaking culture that has all but faded away: a winemaking culture of patience. For my wines I lease and farm around half of the vineyards myself. The other half are farmed by multi-generation farmers who understand their land, and their family’s land, far better than I ever will, and who farm with my same philosophies in mind. Patience in the vineyard means composting rather than adding synthetic fertilizers, allowing predatory insects the ability to outcompete pests rather than spraying insecticides, and doing proper handwork, such as pruning for vine longevity rather than high yields. In the cellar I use a minimalist winemaking approach. Patience in the cellar means letting the natural yeast and bacteria present on the grape skins perform fermentation, and allowing longer macerations and aging to provide stability rather than using added tannin, acid, or stabilizing agents in my wines. Above all, I strive to make wines that are delicious, joyful, and truly representative of California.
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