2021 Bonofiglio Vineyard "Unsung Hero" Skin-Contact White Field Blend
Grape(s): 45% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne, 25% Viognier
Vineyard: Bonofiglio is a seven acre plot planted on the east bank of the Russian River in the town of Hopland, lending its name to the soils known as Russian River loam.
This is grower Glenn McGourtey's passion project with his family. By day he's the UC Cooperative Extension Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino County, which makes Glenn a wealth of knowledge. The vineyard is planted to Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. His knowledge, humility, good nature and respect for the land shine through in the wine. This vineyard is CCOF certified Organic, and Glenn is striving to become Demeter-certified Biodynamic.
AVA: Mendocino County
Method: The fruit was all picked on the same day and destemmed. Co-fermented on the skins for three weeks (pumped over daily), then pressed off at dryness. The wine was briefly settled in tank before being barreled down to 225L neutral barrels / puncheons. Elevage was seven months, after which the barrels were racked together to the bottling tank (the only racking). As always - unfined, unfiltered, no SO2.
Case Production: 317
Bottling Date: April 2022
Release Date: May 2022