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Malvasia Bianca 2022
Russian River Valley

Malvasia Bianca 2022 Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$38.00   750mL
The grapes for our second vintage of Malvasia are from Rancho Coda, an older, incredibly steep vineyard atop a mountain in northwestern Russian River Valley. The majority of this vineyard has been grafted over to Italian and French varietals, many of which are obscure or not often planted in California. In the cellar, the grapes were given a light treading before pressing and fermented in neutral puncheon and racked to tank 60 days prior to bottling.

The aromas are exuberantly floral and fruity: peaches, pear, honeysuckle and jasmine. On the palate it feels light and refreshing with a very low alcohol percentage, allowing the beautiful aromatic components to show up well integrated on the palate. The palate is more fleshed out than the previous vintage due to the foot treading. There’s also a delightful intersection with citrus and zest, ensuring a bright finish.
WinemakerJoseph Ryan
AppellationRussian River Valley
VineyardRancho Coda
SoilYorkville Clay Loam
Aging/CooperageNeutral Puncheon
Production130 cases