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"Disco Essence", White Blend/Palomino 2021

"Disco Essence", White Blend/Palomino 2021

Farming  : Organic | Dry-Farmed

 

Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Fermentation | Unfined | Unfiltered

 

Region : Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

Grape : Various Blend of Whites from Heart of Sand + Palomino

 

Alcohol by Volume : 11%

 

Winemaker's Notes:
 
LA River Wine Company is a new project from Abe Schoener of The Scholium Project, created in 2019.
Abe had discovered century-old and semi-forgotten grapevines growing just 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles and the rest was history! Fun Fact: Los Angeles was essentially California's first wine region in 1800's and there used to be over 100 vineyards spread across what is now Downtown Los Angeles!
As it was in 2020, Disco Essence is a co-fermentation of juice from two white wine vineyards - mixed whites from Heart of Sand and the Palomino from Lopez - but two completely different, and better, vineyards than in 2020.
This year, the team took juice from Palomino grapes harvested on the Galleano home ranch (near Rancho Cucamonga), and mixed white fruit harvested from Maglite (also near Rancho Cucamonga), and fermented and aged them together. The wine is more fragrant than any of the individual components alone, and perhaps a little more powerful.
Super tasty, very dessert white wine with some oxidative textures and herby crisp cool night. It is delicious!
Foot-treaded, pressed with only about 45 minutes skin-contact, fermented in neutral 60 gallon oak barrels. Aged in neutral oak barrels for 7 months without addition of SO2. 10 ppm SO2 added at bottling.
 

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