VISUALS Sink Into Seclusion Sauvignon Blanc (skin contact) 2022

Tasting Notes: Pineapple, guava, citrus, peach, melon, the juice left over in a fruit cup
Vineyard: Mee Vineyard, Mendocino AVA
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 12.1%
Harvest: September 2022
Description: Since my first sip of Škerk "Ograde" I was completely hooked on orange wine. For me, having a brewing background, I found it surprisingly reminiscent of mixed culture saison, the beer style I was always most passionate about. It was actually upon considering what I loved most about saison, the romance, the reverence for the land and seasonality, that ultimately lead to my epiphany that perhaps I was meant to be a winemaker all along. A very personal anecdote, but it is exemplary of the type of contemplation this style seems to provoke. The skins of aromatic white grapes have so many stories to tell - so much character to give. We allow them to macerate for 5 months in amphora for massive complexity. To sip upon this wine is to have an experience that conjures introspection. Be warned, you just may find yourself sinking into seclusion, lost in your thoughts, pondering life's greatest mysteries.
Vinification: De-stemmed and put into Andrew Beckham NOVUM Ceramics terra cotta Amphorae. Hand punch downs through native yeast fermentation, that finished fully dry. Aged on skins for 5 months before being racked to flex tank. Aged sur lie for an additional 6 months. Unfiltered.
Bottling: 750 ml Flint, corked. Contains sulfites
Aging: Drink Fresh