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2020 La Clarine 'Are-Bure-Boke'

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The Gist

  • Grape Varieties: 88% Grenache, 12% Barbera 
  • Somerset, California
  • Organic farming
  • Spontaneous co-fermentation; foot-crushed in an open top fermenter for 8 days; twice daily punchdowns; pressed and aged in amphora
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • 11.7% ABV
  • 45 cases made
  • Distributed by Sylvester Rovine Selections

In the words of the winemakers: "Are-Bure-Boke ('grainy-blurry-out of focus') takes a cue from a Japanese photography movement of the late 1960s...Brilliant cherry red color.  It is very Grenache nose - cherries, herbs, with a light note of tar. In the mouth, it is medium bodied, savory, slightly meaty - very Barbera! It finishes with good grip, balanced with acidity, lip smacking. Chillable, crushable. A moreish blend!"