SO2: 15ppm total SO2
Whole clusters were pressed directly. The juice was allowed to settle overnight and decanted off the grape solids.
The juice fermented in one-third neutral French oak barrels and two-thirds 12 hL polymer tanks.
No sulfur or inoculation was made at this point and the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations were 100% indigenous.
Venturi Vineyard is located just north of Ukiah, in the Calpella Valley, on predominantly Pinole gravelly loam soils.
Containing a mixture of sandstone, shale and quartz, these deep, well drained soils were formed from alluvial flows, depositing fist-sized stones along the way.
Highly deficient in organic matter, the moderately acidic soil pH allows for optimal nutrient uptake to allow the vines to thrive.
Pinole soils are some of the most sought after soil types in Mendocino County.