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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.
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
"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
" The 2017 Zin is really a throw back to the classic old vine Zins in Dry Creek, where Petite Sirah provides a more structured style. The wine is dark and full-bodied with flavors of boysenberry and pepper. The Barbera keeps the wine from being too clunky by adding freshness. You know how I feel about aging Zins—I generally don’t. But our 2017 Zin has great tannin structures meaning it will wine continue to improve over the next 4 to 7 years." – MU
80% ZINFANDEL, 15% PETITE SIRAH, 5% 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.