2021 Enfants PerdusCo-Fermented Table Wine
Say hello to the “Lost Children” of our vineyard. A Co-Fermented Table Wine, these kids go by the names of Grignolino, Freisa, Sagrantino, Leon Millot, Pinot d'Aunis, Nero d’Avola, Ribolla, Arneis, Assyrtiko, Clairette, Harslevelu, Riesling. It's a collection of misfits who have traveled far and wide to make a fresh start under our watchful care. They have brought us a new wine made from a collection of experimental plantings at Rorick Heritage Vineyard, gifted by friends and enemies. You know who you are! The performance of these vines over a period of time on our unique site determines if we continue to grow a particular variety, or expand the planting on a larger scale. But for now, as they are getting to know their new home in California, we ferment them all together in one big vessel (reds and whites all at once!). A slow, cool ferment allows everyone to integrate their distinguishing varietal characteristics to create something entirely unique and otherwise not possible through individual ferments. Hooray for co-ferments!
And don't feel limited by our 'Table Wine' designation. We certainly made the Enfants for your table, but it is capable of so much more! Low abv, crowd pleasing, a chilled snappy thirst quencher or satisfying food partner. She’s giving versatility for warm summer days by offering a cocktail of orange bitters and sweet ripe strawberries. A basketful of lush red plums balance crunchy starfruit with a tart raspberry finish. Dynamic? Hella. There's a lot going on up in this wine, and we are chomping at the bit to take her out to our favorite swimming hole in the Sierras this summer. Only 24 cases made.
- BlendGrignolino, Freisa, Sagrantino, Leon Millot, Pinot d'Aunis, Nero d’Avola, Ribolla, Arneis, Assyrtiko, Clairette, Harslevelu, Riesling
- Sub-RegionSierra Foothills
- AppellationCalaveras County
- VineyardRorick Heritage Vineyard