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2020 Emme Wines 'Pink Lemonade'

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: 50% Abouriou 50% Colombard
  • Redwood Valley, Mendocino CA
  • Certified organic farming
  • Co-fermented with whole cluster field blend in stainless steel; aged in neutral oak for 6 months
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • No sulfur additions
  • 10% ABV 
  • 60 cases produced

"Although picked a week earlier than in 2019, the 2020 ‘pink lemonade’ was slightly riper than the previous year due to the heat of the 2020 season. The goal of picking a bit riper was to create a wine with more depth of flavor but with the same backbone of acidity.

Just as in 2019, the Abouriou and Colombard were picked as a field blend, each variety making up about half of the blend. Upon arrival at the winery the blend was foot crushed, cofermented whole cluster on skins for a week, and then basket pressed to stainless steel to finish fermenting. Once dry, the wine was transferred to neutral oak barrels to age for 6 months, sur lie.

“pink lemonade” looked like electric pink lemonade during fermentation and was named as such.

- Emme Wines