Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra White

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This is an unusual Sierra Foothills blend of Piquepoul, Verdelho, Chardonnay, and Albariño. They come together for a fresh, nervy, delicate style that’s filled out with some creamy richness, citrus aromas of lime and lemon zest, and a lightly spicy mouthfeel of white pepper and ginger. So much acidity coming from the Piquepoul and Albariño, giving the palate a real zing. Perfect accompaniment to fish or seafood.

Varietal/Blend: Riesling / Chardonnay / Verdelho
Farming Practices: practicing organic
Altitude: 2,000 ft.
Soil: schist layer over dolomite-rich limestone
Harvest Technique: by hand
Yeast: indigenous
Fermentation: Verdelho and Riesling were foot-trod
before pressing to open-top tank where they cofermented / Chardonnay whole-cluster pressed to
400L neutral puncheon / after fermentation is
complete, individual lots are racked, blended, and
rest in neutral oak until being bottled in 1.5+ years
Maturation: 2 years in used oak barrel
Sulfur: minimal effective SO2 added at bottling
Alcohol: 12.8%
Fined: no
Filtered: no
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub Region: Calaveras County
Vineyard: Rorick Heritage Vineyard

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