Martha Stoumen Wines 2017 'Honeymoon' White Blend, California
Item Number: 12415
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 65% Colombard / 35% Roussanne
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Case Production: 252
Vineyard Notes: The Colombard is sourced from the Ricetti Vineyard located in Mendocino County. The vineyard is dry farmed and certified organic. The Roussanne is sourced from Contra Costa County and is going through a three-year organic certification transition.
Sulfites: Total SO2 was 31 mg/L, free SO2 was 3 mg/L at bottling.
Winemaker Notes: "The Honeymoon blend is built with bones. A portion of the French Colombard juice that was picked in late October went into the sparkling, but another portion was fermented in neutral barrels and made into a still wine and blended with neutral barrel fermented and aged Roussanne. Both components were aged on lees for 11 months. French Colombard’s mother is Chenin Blanc, and the daughter has many of the mother’s characteristics. Honeymoon has a perfectly fleshy body considering it is under 12% alcohol."
Tasting Notes: There is great complexity and texture from the lees aging. Enjoy notes of honey, beeswax and straw. Juicy acidity rounds out the palate.