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Ricetti Carignan, 2021

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California - United States
Wine
Red
Carignan
Redwood Valley
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From the Grower
"Soft tannin and stimulating acidity rise to meet this deeply fruited, social wine. Carignan from this beloved site carries the energy of a moonlit blackberry harvest and a cup of cinnamon tea. California’s answer to Cru Beaujolais."
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Average age of vines: 70
  • Soil type: Loam, Pinole gravelly loam, Redvine sandy, clay loam
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: 41 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Bottle weight: 490

Additional Information

The Ricetti family planted this plot in the 1940s.These 75-year-old head-trained Carignan vines continue to persevere—and shine! A late frost in 2020 severely limited the 2021 yield from this vineyard but provided a balanced wine.
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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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