Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 Heritage Red, Evangelho Vineyard, Contra Costa County

Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 Heritage Red, Evangelho Vineyard, Contra Costa County

Item Number: 17852

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Contra Costa County
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Evangelho Vineyard
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): Zinfandel / Mataro / Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand

Winemakers' Notes: "Of all the vineyards we farm, Evangelho has been hit the hardest by the record drought conditions we’re currently experiencing in California. Cropping was less than a third of average at 1.1 tons per acre, and the wine shows the added degree of intensity as a result. We have joked that the 2021 is almost like a “demi-glace” of Evangelho, where all its core elements have been concentrated by the small berries and lack of crop. As always, there is great natural brightness here due to winds that sweep through the vineyard every day of the growing season combined with dense red fruits, spice and the signature umami element imparted by the interplanted Mataro and Carignan. This will likely be one of the most age-worthy Evangelhos we have made based on its density alone. Listen to more on the Bedrock Wine Conversations Podcast minute mark: 15:34 " - Chris Cottrell and Morgan Twain-Peterson

Evangelho Vineyard featured in the Food & Wine Magazine article The 17 Most Important California Vineyards All Wine Lovers Need to Know .

Vine Age: ~130 years old
Fining: No
Filtration: No
Yeast: Native
Fermentation: Various vessels are used in the winery: stainless steel, concrete, oak, and plastic
Aging: Used French and Austrian oak

About the Name: The word "heritage" on a Bedrock label signifies that the wine is produced as a field blend. All of the grapes get picked together at the same time and co-fermented together.