Martha Stoumen 2022 Carignan, Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino County

Martha Stoumen 2022 Carignan, Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino County

Item Number: 19406

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Venturi Vineyard
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Pinole gravelly loam
Case Production: 273

Vineyard Notes: Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard, 74-year-old Carignan

Winemaking Notes: 100% whole clusters fermented in an open-top stainless steel tank. About 25% of the clusters were foot-tread to encourage the onset of fermentation, while the remaining majority of the whole clusters were loaded on top. During early stages of fermentation, gentle punch downs and short pump overs were used in order to limit extraction while maintaining freshness. After 12 days, the fermenting juice was racked and returned back to the fermenting tank, and then the tank was sealed to allow an extended, uninterrupted maceration. In total, the Carignan macerated on skins for 25 days before pressing. The wine was kept on lees in neutral oak barrique for 8 months before blending and bottling unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: The Venturi Vineyard Carignan is much lighter bodied than most. This wine is particularly reflective of the vineyard site with its dusty tannins, and aromas of California chaparral and river stones. Martha has been making this wine since 2014; the fruity aromas of the wine in the older bottles actually build over time—contrary to what most wines do. While the wine is ready to enjoy now, we recommend stashing away a bottle or two to discover how the wine changes over time.