Benandants Charbono Shypoke Vineyard 2014

Arbe Garbe Vintage 2014 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country United States Region California Appellation Napa County Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Charbono Farming Organic Vineyard Our Napa Valley Charbono grapes are grown at Shypoke Vineyard in Calistoga. This Estate was first turned to grape production in 1904 by the Heitz Family. The founders’ grandchild, Peter Heitz, farms this stunning piece of land today with his family, and the Charbono vines found here are an uncommon example of this delectably enigmatic grape varietal, not very often grown nowadays. We selected this particular grape for our first red wine, which was born as a tribute to one of our favorite red wines, Amarone, typically crafted in Friuli’s neighboring land, Veneto. We found the ideal candidate for this project in the large and thick-skinned Charbono berries." - Enrico & Letizia Situated in the Calistoga AVA, this vineyard enjoys the typical Northern Napa Valley micro-climate with a stronger diurnal temperature variation that naturally paces the maturation process. There also is more concentration of volcanic soils on this end on the Valley, which besides providing mineral nutrients, allow for better drainage, less vegetative growth and more focused intensity in the fruit. Soil Volcanic Viticulture This Estate was first turned to grape production in 1904 by the Heitz Family. The founder's grandchild, Peter Heitz farms this stunning piece of land today with his family. Situated in the Calistoga AVA, this vineyard enjoyes the typical Northern Napa Valley microclimate with a stronger diurnal temperature variation that naturally paces the maturation process and fosters better balanced grapes. There is also more concentration of volcanic soils on this end on the Valley, which besides providing mineral nutrients, allows for better drainage, less vegetative growth and, consequently, more concentrated flavors in the fruit. Vinification The Charbono has been vinified with the “appassimento” method, by drying the grapes on racks in a dark and well ventilated environment for 42 days, after which they have been crushed and fermented in barrels and bins, with daily punchdowns. A Aging 16 months in French oak (50% new) Production Extremely limited Back to Current Releases