Subject to Change FKA Mixtape
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Region: Mendocino, California, United States
Grape varieties: 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinotage, 30% Merlot
Subject to Change FKA Mixtape is a field of Chardonnay, Pinotage, and Merlot all fermented separately. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and no SO2.
Song: Modern Romance by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Subject to Change FKA Mixtape
Subject to Change Mixtape is a field blend of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinotage, 30% Merlot. The Chardonnay was made in the “reverse saignée” method: ½ of the fruit was added to a fermenter as uncrushed whole clusters and the other half is direct-pressed juice that’s pressed into those clusters and pumped over daily. This allows the juice to be in contact with the skins until dryness (3 weeks) thereby reducing both the amount of skins proportionate to the juice and, as a result, tannic extraction.
The Pinotage was also made in the “reverse saignée” method, without pump-overs or punch-downs (dry cap). After a 10-day maceration in 2000L stainless steel tanks, the wine was pressed to tank, settled for a day, and spent 6 months in 225L neutral oak barrels.
The foot-trod Merlot was ⅓ whole cluster, the other ⅔was destemmed. After one week of a dry cap, the wine was pressed to tank, barreled down for 6 months in 225L neutral oak. The 3 components spent 6 months in neutral barrels before racking and blending together in the bottling tank. As always, bottled unfined, unfiltered with no addition of SO2.
About Subject to Change Winery
Subject to Change makes wines with a strong character that are unique, fresh, and sometimes offbeat. The winery sources grapes exclusively from organic vineyards and makes the wines with no additions or subtractions in the cellar. Organic farming practices and the omission of added sulfur yield high-energy wines with a lot to say.
Subject to Change was founded with a true love for drinking wine as a canvas for enjoying time with loved ones and meeting new fascinating people. In California, a place where wine production has been marked by rules and rigor, there’s a new movement of free-thinking producers with which we’re proudly associated. This movement is characterized by an affinity for experimentation, eschewing conformation to traditional ideals, and a desire to make wine exciting, accessible, and social. Grab a bottle, pop a cork, and don’t think too much if you don’t want to.