Producer wine
Martha Stoumen

COUNTRY :
USA

REGION :
California

PRODUCTION :

Martha Stoumen

California is my home, and I seek to express wines that represent my land with purity and precision. I have chosen to work with sun-loving grapes: either those historic to California Viticulture, or those that flourish and maintain elegance in California’s warmth, such as Carignane and Nero d’Avola. I utilize natural, traditional winemaking practices I learned while apprenticing in Italy and Southern France. And most importantly, to truly respect my Californian roots, I ensure my vineyards are farmed in such a way that healthy ecosystems are created and maintained.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“Out to the Meadow”

Region: California
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Trousseau Gris, Green Hungarian, Chasselas
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Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 5 months in barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Teal Drops” Rosé

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel
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Farming: sustainable
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Post Flirtation” White

Region: California
Grape: Roussanne, Colombard, Marsanne, Muscat Blanc
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Farming: organic, sustainable
Harvest: by hand
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Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

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“Post Flirtation” Red

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel, Carignan
Vineyard Size:
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Average Age of Vines: 65 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

Nero d’Avola

Region: California
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Vineyard Size:
Soil: quartz, shale, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 27 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Varietally Incorrect”

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel
Vineyard Size: 3 hectares
Soil:
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming:
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, one month maceration
Aging: 7 months in neutral barrels on lees, 5 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration:
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Honeymoon”

Region: California
Grape: French Colombard, Roussane
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Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in neutral barrels
Aging: 11 months in neutral barrels on lees
Fining: none
Filtration:
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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Carignan

Region: California
Grape: Carginan
Vineyard Size:
Soil: quartz, shale, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: one month maceration in neutral oak
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

Wine

Negroamaro

Region: California
Grape: Negroamaro
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Harvest: by hand
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Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling