Tasting Notes: Crisp green apple and jackfruit on the nose, mango and cracked pepper on the palate.
This is Italian sunshine in a glass. Our first vintage was 100% Tocai Fruilano, later adding Trebbiano and now Ribolla Gialla to showcase the liveliness of an Italian skin contact wine with grapes all grown at Fox Hill Vineyard. All three Italian varieties fermented on their skins in sandstone jars. The Tocai Friulano and Ribolla Gialla cofermented together. Two-thirds of the wine was pressed back into jars and 1/3 in neutral French oak barrels to age for eight months. The sandstone jar gives the wine that luminous amber color and subtle structure from the tannins. We fall more in love with what the sandstone jars bring to the wine each year. It’s a great example of the role vessels can play in bringing a wine to life. Friendly with food or even a little cellar time.
VARIETIES: 60% Tocai Friulano | 30% Trebbiano | 10% Ribolla Gialla
VINEYARD: Fox Hill Vineyard
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 540 cases