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Ruth Lewandowski 'Chilion' Skin Contact Cortese 2021

Ruth Lewandowski 'Chilion' Skin Contact Cortese 2021

This contemplative orange wine is inscrutably intense in apricot, oregano, and baking spice flavors. But the '21 vintage is an especially moody experience - like Big Sur after a rain. Experience eucalypt and faint pine forest scents - California coast vibes! Cortese grapes grow on just two acres at Fox Hill Vineyard - that's like 1/6th of all Cortese planted in the US! Cortese is always rare, but with 6+ months maceration on skins, Chilion provides something extra special. Its complexity is amazing, with amplified spice, herbs, and phenolics unlike any other grape.

 

 

Farming : Certified Organic

 

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

 

Region : Mendocino, California

 

Grape : Cortese

Alcohol : 11.8%