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Subject to Change Unsung Hero Skin Contact


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Vintage: 2020
Region: Mendocino, California, United States
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 45% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne, and 25% Viognier

Subject to Change Unsung Hero Skin Contact is an awesome orange wine made from a field blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier.

Song: Heroes by David Bowie

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About Subject to Change Unsung Hero Skin Contact

Subject to Change Unsung Hero is a blend of 45% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne,  and 25% Viognier. The fruit was all picked on the same day.
Half went into the stainless fermenter, whole-cluster, while half was destemmed on top. Co-fermented on the skins for three weeks (pumped over daily), then pressed off at dryness. The wine was briefly settled in the tank before being barreled down to a combination of 225L and 500L neutral barrels/puncheons. Elevage was seven months, after which the barrels were racked together to the bottling tank (the only racking). As always – unfined, unfiltered, no SO2. 

Bonofiglio Vineyard is a seven-acre plot planted on what used to be the Russian River in the town of Hopland, lending its name to the soils known as
Russian River loam. This is grower Glenn McGourtey’s passion project with his family. By day he’s the UC Cooperative Extension Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino County, which makes Glenn a wealth of knowledge. The vineyard is planted to Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. His knowledge, humility, good nature, and respect for the land shine through in the wine. This vineyard is CCOF Certified Organic, and Glenn is striving to become Demeter-certified Biodynamic.

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.