Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto 2017

Wilde Farm Vintage 2017 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country USA Region California Appellation Mendocino Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Dolcetto Vineyard Fox Hill Vineyard is without a doubt one of the most unique vineyards in Northern California. One of its true beauties is that it has remained relatively unknown. Located southeast of Ukiah on Mendocino’s Talmage Bench, the soils are well drained with high concentrations of gravel and sandstone, and the farming is as old fashioned and straight forward as it gets. What makes this site so unique though is the fact that Lowell Stone decided to follow his passion, to buck every market trend, and to simply plant what he was inter- ested in planting. Many trips to Italy turned to inspiration and the wild spectrum of varieties began to take root. The cooler tree sheltered and northwest facing blocks are appropriately planted with varietals that originate in Italy’s Piemonte. They say that the Piemontese bleed Dolcetto as it is the favored daily wine of the region. While a rather jovial variety, Dolcetto does have a serious side that when shown in balance high- lights the grape’s ability to be compelling. Soil Gravel and sandstone Viticulture Native yeast fermentation, carbonic maceration to keep the wine fresh, minimal extraction and little to no sulfur is added. Vinification Complete carbonic fermentation with native yeasts. Aging Aged for 6 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral french barrique. Production 70 cases Notes Vibrant and fresh with a compelling depth of aroma of effusive cinnamon laced black red & blue fruits. The palate is loaded w/ fresh fruit, spice and a supple core of spicier fruit. Weighty and textural this is really delicious served w/ a chill. Back to Current Releases