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This Southern Rhône-style wine is 80% Grenache, 14% Syrah and 6% Mourvedre. The primary component of this blend comes from a 2.9 acre block, planted in 1998 to three selections of Grenache Noir, using budwood originally obtained from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards. These selections, originally from Châteauneuf-du-Pape give darker color and better structure than the majority of Grenache planted in California. Our Grenache and Mourvedre are planted at our creekside vineyard block. The Syrah in this blend comes from Northern Rhône clones 174 and 877 located beside the winery. Our vines are planted on low-vigor rootstock to 4’x 6’ spacing.
*note; bottle pictured is not current vintage
73% Sangiovese, 27% Montepulciano
2018 is another excellent vintage for this blend of Central Italian grapes. Thanks to better farming practices (more extensive crop thinning) and scrutiny of the vineyard blocks used, Segromigno is more complex in previous vintages. This "Lot 2" features Sangiovese in the lead, similar to our 2017 Segromigno. The cool August resulted in longer hang time for the fruit rsulting in a deep colored and intense wine with great natural acidity. While this wine can be injoyed now, it will age gracefully fo several years (3 to 5) years to come much like vineyard designate Chianti.
"Barbera epitomizes our winemaking quest here at Unti: To produce wines from noble Mediterranean grapes with expressive aromas, flavors, and solid natural acidity for balance. Barbera is by far the most heavily planted grape in Italy's Piemonte region because it performs well in a variety of sites. We first planted a small block of Barbera in 1998, and now have 6 acres under vine. We've learned that when farmed at moderate to low yields, Barbera can render compelling wines here in Dry Creek Valley. Our 2016 Barbera is quite dark with exotic fruit and snappy acidity. The wine was aged ion French oak barrels, 25% new for 12 months.
725 cases produced
"If you like intense fruit, tannin, and acidity in a Zinfandel, 2015 was your kind of vintage. Our Zin is dark, full-bodied and it possesses the freshness and bright acidity that we feel is classic Dry Creek Zinfandel. This 2015 has a bit more tannin than normal and as such it should age nicely for 4 to 6 years. I love this wine as it is old school Dry Creek Valley, in the right way." – MU
91% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Barbera
Vermentino is a classic Mediterranean white grape. In Italy, you'll find Vermentino in Liguria, Sardinia, and Tuscany, in France it is grown in Corsica and Provence. Our 2017 Vermentino was harvested early enough to retain bright acidity while in a fragrant, fruity, and expressive wine. We ferment our white wines in concrete and small stainless steel tanks to retain vineyard character.
Only 170 Cases Produced.
Our Rosé comes from Grenache Noir and Mourvèdre planted in 1998. The Grenache Noir plant material was sourced from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards, who brought cuttings over from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We routinely reduce crop to facilitate higher quality fruit. Most sane winemakers would use this Grenache and Mourvèdre to make full-bodied red, but we have never been accused of being sane.
STYLE: Our Rosé really shows the bright intense fruit and spice of Grenache. Both Grenache and Mourvèdre have the unique ability to provide body, texture, and complexity while maintaining the style of a crisp, dry Rosé, which is why we love Bandol, in southern France. When someone says their Rosé from Pinot Noir, Syrah or any Italian grape variety is made in a Provençal style, it is the same as if we said our Sangiovese Riserva is made in the style of Barolo.