Martha Stoumen NV Negroamaro Rosato, Bricarelli Ranch, Mendocino

Martha Stoumen NV Negroamaro Rosato, Bricarelli Ranch, Mendocino

Item Number: 19403

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Bricarelli Ranch
Grape(s): 100% Negroamaro
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Gravelly loam
Case Production: 123

Vineyard Notes: Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County, 16-year-old head-trained, dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard, farmed by Martha Stoumen to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers)

Winemaking Notes: This wine is a non-vintage rosato blend of Bricarelli Negroamaro from 2020 (55%) and 2021 (45%), fermented and aged extensively in neutral oak barrique. The 2020 vintage, noted for being extraordinarily fruitful and concentrated, was pressed directly after hand-harvesting. The 2021 vintage was first gently foot-tread and left on skins for 11 hours prior to pressing (a nod to the Italian-inspired “vino di una notte” rosato technique Martha frequently employs). Leaving the grapes on skins provides extra structure to hold the strong core of acidity found at Bricarelli Ranch and increases the wine’s aging potential. For both vintages, the pressed juice was racked off heavy lees and then fermented and aged on fine lees in neutral oak barrique. At blending, the respective rosatos spent 24-months (2020) and 12-months (2021) months in barrel on fine lees and were then racked and blended together as a 5-barrel cuvée for an additional 6-months in neutral oak barrique before bottling unfined and lightly filtered. The wine was then aged for an additional 9 months in bottle before release.