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2012 Vivio Roussanne

Roussanne
ELEV. 730 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 19 MI.
Bennett Valley

Vineyard

Red Car is proud to be one of a handful of California wineries making serious, single-vineyard Roussanne, albeit in tiny amounts. The reason that you don’t see Roussanne too often is because it is very slow to ripen and a notoriously difficult varietal to grow. We do it for love and passion. The 2012 Vivio Roussanne has uncommon grace and persistence. Over time, it will develop an exotic waxy texture yet maintain an amazing balance between richness and minerality. With only 200 cases produced, this is a California original not to be missed!

Taste

Acacia flowers, almond oil, Bartlett pear

Philosophy

Red Car is focused on growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in a network of cold-climate vineyards on the edge of the Pacific in the West Sonoma Coast. We are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now we have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems into our farming as we search for nature’s ideal pathways. Our wines are made in small lots utilizing minimalist intervention techniques like native yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid.

Specs

Vineyard
Vivio
Alcohol
13.4%
Appellation
Bennett Valley
Cases Produced
200
Average Brix
22.3º
Acidity
4.9 g/L
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.70
Clones
468
Soil Type
Sonoma Volcanics
Barrel Aging
10 Months

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