Grape - Cortese
Where - Mendocino County, California, USA
What - Ruth Lewandowski wines are a hugely progressive wine company operating out of Mendocino County, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. They have built themselves a reputation for producing some of the most exciting and experimental wines available in the USA. It goes without saying that we are ecstatic to have this on our shelves.
The Chilion is an orange wine crafted from organic Cortese sourced from their Fox Hill site. After a hand harvest, the grapes are transported in concrete eggs to their winery in Salt Lake City. The juice is fermented on the grape skins in polymer tanks and then further aged on skins for a huge 6 months.
This Ruth Lewandowski Chilion is massively textured and grippy with notes of flint, white peach, sherbert, crab apples supported by minerals and cream.
Big, minerally, exciting. No added SO2. Vegan. Organic. Low intervention. 13.4% ABV.