Ancient Vine, Organic
This special 175 case lot from the famed 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, is the oldest surviving Cinsault Vineyard in the world. This dry farmed, organic vineyard has very low yield, and produces a very complex expression of this variety, normally considered a blending grape.
The 2020 vintage is one of the most delicate, ethereal. Aromatics so alluring you will literally just leave your nose in the glass. Light bodied, drink with a slight chill, sit back and...chill. (For those who remember the 2017 vintage, this is in a similar vein.)
100% whole cluster, foot tread, fermented with native yeast in small 3/4 ton bins. Gently pressed to neutral barrel to age on heavy lees for 8 months, then bottled. A thought provoking wine Eric Asimov of the NY Times called an example of “delightful, delicious wine from under-appreciated grapes." 175 cases made. 12% alc.
We've been foot treading this grape since our first vintage in 2014. See that flashback pic, swipe to see us in 2021!