Martha Stoumen Wines Nero d'Avola Rosato Benson Ranch 2020
100% Nero d'Avola
Whole clusters (stems intact) foot tread and loaded into the press to macerate overnight before being pressed in the morning. Fermented and aged in neutral tanks for 6 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Benson Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County: 14-year-old head trained, dry farmed vines; farmed according to organic principles without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fungicides. On well-drained gravelly loam, gentle hillside.
Smells like mineral earth and strawberry rhubarb. Tastes like watermelon candy and early season strawberry on the finish.