Jack Sporer makes natural wines at a cooperative custom crush facility called Magnolia Wine Services. Fresh Wine Co / FRES.CO sources grapes from Sonoma Valley, and works with growers to transition towards regenerative agriculture. Fresh Wine Co works closely with like minded farmers to transition vineyards in the Sonoma Valley to organic and regenerative practices. The regenerative farming movement prioritizes soil and environmental health and commits to paying fair wages. In return, the growers work to nourish both soil and vine, yielding grapes that ferment easily into fresh tasting wines. The goal is to make natural wines that have a positive impact on the watershed, environment, and community.
an excellent Zinfandel (Primitivo) from Ross Cannard, sourced entirely from the Benguerel Family Vineyard (former river bed) on Los Robles series gravelly clay loam. Planted in 1995. Dry farmed with no tillage. 1800 bottles produced.
invigorating bouquet of red (cherry, raspberry) and black (blackberry, currant, plum) fruit, eucalyptus, brambly, medium plus in body with nice tannic structure & refreshing acidity.
region: Sonoma Valley, CA, USA
varietal: Primitivo (Zinfandel)
style: medium-full red
farming/cellar: regenerative, practicing organic, hand harvested, 50% was foot-trod and macerated for several hours before all being pressed together. It went to tank for fermentation, then finished dry in neutral French oak barrels. The 4 month élevage included lees stirring and 100% Malolactic fermentation. Unfined, unfiltered, No additives except for 30 ppm SO2 just prior to bottling.
pairing: bbq ribs,