Birichino Malvasia Bianca 2022
Malvasia Bianca from sandy shale soils on the western flank of the Santa Lucia Range in Monterrey. John Locke and Alex Krause have been using fruit from this site, Loma del Rio, since their days at Bonny Doon. For this wine, a nighttime machine harvest is employed at their direction, resulting in 12 to 14 hours of skin-maceration for maximum aromatic potential. The wine is fermented low and slow in stainless steel until dry, and is kept on its fine lees without stirring for four to five months before bottling.