2010 Sonoma Valley "Compagni Portis" White Wine
100% Field blend of Gewurztraminer, Trousseau gris, Riesling, and other mixed whites
Drum roll please! We are very pleased to announce our first white wine! For years I said we would never make a “see-through” but when offered fruit from this 56-year-old, organically farmed vineyard by my good friend Morgan Twain-Peterson, there was no way I could say no. Picked as a single lot, the fruit was whole cluster pressed and fermented in a mix of stainless steel and older, neutral oak barrels to fully capture the fragrance of the varieties. We did nothing to inhibit malolactic fermentation but none took place.
Pale, white gold with a shimmering tinge of green-yellow. Gorgeous, high-toned aromas of lychee, damask rose, and myrrh. Smells like one of my favorite heirloom roses, Madame Isaac Pereire! Medium bodied with a pleasing silkiness, flavors of pear, tangerine, and lychee flow through the mineral-laden, bone-dry finish. Enjoy this highly perfumed and refreshing wine from release through 2014. (MRO – 01/17/12)