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Monte Rio Cellars Lodi Sangiovese

$32.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Lodi, California
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese

Monte Rio Cellars Lodi Sangiovese is an unabashedly old-school red, the kind served at red checkered tablecloth Italian eateries back in the day. Sour and red cherry fruit, tomato leaf, green olive, and spice. Sourced from 20-year-old Sangiovese vines from the biodynamic vineyard of River’s Edge in Lodi, California. 100% whole cluster carbonic maceration for 10 days in stainless steel. Pressed into a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks for 9 days. When fermentation was finished the wines were transferred to 8-year-old French oak barrels. Natural yeast fermentation. Only 150 cases were produced. Bottled unfiltered, with a low dose of SO².

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Pomegranate, Red Cherry, Sour Cherry, Tangerine

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Monte Rio Cellars Lodi Sangiovese

Monte Rio Cellars Lodi Sangiovese is an unabashedly old-school red, the kind served at red checkered tablecloth Italian eateries back in the day. Sour and red cherry fruit, tomato leaf, green olive, and spice. Sourced from 20-year-old Sangiovese vines from the biodynamic vineyard of River’s Edge in Lodi, California. 100% whole cluster carbonic maceration for 10 days in stainless steel. Pressed into a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks for 9 days. When fermentation was finished the wines were transferred to 8-year-old French oak barrels. Natural yeast fermentation. Only 150 cases were produced. Bottled unfiltered, with a low dose of SO².

About Monte Rio Cellars

Monte Rio Cellars is a collaboration between longtime friends Patrick Cappiello and Pax Mahle. Following a successful career as a sommelier and restaurant owner in New York City, Patrick set his sights on the West Coast to make wine. He launched Monte Rio Cellars with the help of his buddy and highly-respected winemaker, Pax.

Monte Rio Cellars as a winery focuses on low intervention, handcrafted wines- in the spirit of old-school California. They work closely with their vineyard partners who employ organic farming techniques. This push for sustainable and ethical farming is very important to them and is a consideration they make when forming new partnerships. Whenever possible they source from family-owned farms and have a passion for older vines.

Monte Rio Cellars love their red wines served a little chilly. Don’t be afraid to dunk these in an ice bucket or your fridge before you pull the cork!

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