Martha Stoumen 2022 'Post Flirtation' White Blend, California
Item Number: 18644
Sub Region: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 30% Vermentino / 27% Roussanne / 25% Marsanne / 18% Muscat Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy loam and sandy clay soils
Case Production: 1,308
• Vermentino is from The Bench Vineyard, Clements Hills, San Joaquin County; certified biodynamic vineyard; sandy loam soils
• Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat Blanc are from Cecchini & Cecchini Vineyard (formerly The Urban Edge Farm), Knightsen, Contra Costa County; farmed according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); sandy clay soils
Winemaking Notes: The Muscat Blanc is harvested one week prior to Roussanne and Marsanne. Each lot tumbled in the press to get just a hint of skin contact before pressing. Then the grapes co-fermented in stainless steel. The Vermentino was pressed immediately and fermented separately in stainless steel before blending with Roussanne, Marsanne, and Muscat Blanc. Aged together on fine lees for 6 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: This refreshing blend tastes like straight up lemonade served with a hint of citra hops. Lively aromas of ocean air mingle with a touch of lemon skin oil for a libation that wants to meet you where you’re at.
Martha's Note: "This is always a fun wine to make, as it marks the beginning of harvest in mid-to-late August. Cecchini & Cecchini Vineyard is located outside of Oakley, Contra Costa County (affectionately CoCo). The weather and soils of CoCo are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with a hot land mass, super duper sandy soils, and a near constant cooling wind coming off of the very cold, salty waters of the Carquinez Strait. The resulting wines are full of summer flavors, slightly salty, and extremely drinkable. Vermentino from a certified biodynamic vineyard in San Joaquin County provides just the right amount of a citrusy lift to this refreshingly complex blend."