The grapes for Ferdinand’s Albarino come from Marcus Bokisch’s Vista Luna Vineyard in Lodi, a 15 minute drive from Tegan Passalacqua’s Kirschenmann Vineyard. Vista Luna is known for its cobbled, rocky soil and the cooling breezes which blow from the Delta to the Sierras. The grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and barrelled down to neutral barrels. The wine fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and no temperature manipulation. Malolactic is arrested with SO2 to preserve freshness and the wine spent 8 months on primary lees with no stirring. 4 pack, 375ml each.
Light gold color; balanced and attractively fragrant; a savory and floral wine with orange peel and lime zest, lemongrass, quince and grapefruit aromas and flavors. Lees aging in neutral oak gives the wine finesse, sophistication, and a hint of nuttiness – a pleasing complement to the variety’s balance of natural acidity, slight bitterness, and salty finish.