Producer wine
Martha Stoumen

COUNTRY :
United States

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

Petite Sirah

Region: California
Grape: Petite Sirah
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 14 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: partial carbonic fermentation, direct press
Aging: 12 months in neutral barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

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Zinfandel

Region: California
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 12.40 hectares
Soil: gravel, loam
Average Age of Vines: 15 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 28 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

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Carignan 2018

Region: California
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 12.40 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 28 day maceration, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

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“Honeymoon” 2018

Region: California
Grape: French Colombard, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 12.20 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: yes
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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Carignan 2017

Region: California
Grape: Carginan
Vineyard Size: 12.40 hectares
Soil: quartz, shale, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 1 month maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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Negroamaro

Region: California
Grape: Negroamaro
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 14 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 11 months in neutral oak sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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Nero d’Avola

Region: California
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Vineyard Size: 16 hectares
Soil: quartz, shale, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 27 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Teal Drops” Rosé

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel
Vineyard Size: 1.41 hectares
Soil: clay, loam
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: sustainable
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Post Flirtation” White

Region: California
Grape: Roussanne, Colombard, Marsanne, Muscat Blanc
Vineyard Size: 13 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, sustainable
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 5 months in tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Post Flirtation” Red

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel, Carignan
Vineyard Size: 20.23 hectares
Soil: sand, loam
Average Age of Vines: 65 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 5 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Post Flirtation” Rosé

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel, Nero d’Avola
Vineyard Size: 3.41 hectares
Soil: sand, loam
Average Age of Vines: 16 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: light
Added S02: low

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“Out to the Meadow”

Region: California
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Trousseau Gris, Green Hungarian, Chasselas
Vineyard Size: 3.85 hectares
Soil: clay, loam
Average Age of Vines: 30 years, grafted in 2010
Farming: sustainable
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: pigéage, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 5 months in neutral oak sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Varietally Incorrect Zinfandel”

Region: California
Grape: Zinfandel
Vineyard Size: 1.41 hectares
Soil: loam, clay
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: sustainable
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 1 month maceration
Aging: 7 months in neutral barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling

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“Honeymoon” 2017

Region: California
Grape: French Colombard, Roussane
Vineyard Size: 12.20 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 11 months in neutral oak sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal at bottling