A staff favorite. Our 2022 Got Grapes White is 100% Cortese, our first time working with this varietal not commonly found outside of Italy. The bright salinity is a special characteristic infused from the Lost Slough Vineyard, where rich sandy soil teems with seashells and minerals. Whole clusters were foot stomped and then pressed to stainless tank to naturally ferment and age for 5 months. This wine was left unfiltered and unfined.
Our inaugural Got Grapes was a red blend of Valdiguié and Chenin Blanc, which debuted in 2017 at Ordinaire's annual Nouveau party in Oakland. We’ve embraced the opportunity ever since to have our Got Grapes label showcase blends and single varietals that catch our eye each harvest.
FUN FACT : The Got Grapes label is inspired by a truck with a giant grape person saying “Got Grapes” in purple graffiti art that was parked outside of Chris’s apartment in San Francisco for many years. The question always faced him each morning as he walked out of the door - “Got Grapes?”
VARIETIES : 100% Cortese
LOCATION : Lost Slough Vineyard - Clarksburg AVA
ALCOHOL : 12%
TOTAL PRODUCTION : 974 cases
VITICULTURAL AREA : The Cortese grapes come from Lost Slough – a 300 acre vineyard in the river delta area of Sacramento’s Clarksburg AVA. It is unusually cool for its location and very rich with minerals as the vineyard was once below sea level and still contains many shells in its sandy soil. We source a section of the vineyard that grows this beautiful organically farmed Cortese.