Producer wine
Ruth Lewandowski Wines

COUNTRY :
USA

REGION :
Utah

PRODUCTION :

Evan Lewandowski

After working at Binner in Alsace for several years, Evan Lewandowski moved back to Utah to start making his own wine. Using fruit grown at Fox Hill Vineyards and Testa Vineyards in Mendocino county, Evan begins fermentation in California then transports his fermenting juice in a refrigerated U-Haul to his home in Salt Lake City where he completes the fermentation, aging, and bottling process.

When asked to express his viewpoint on organic winemaking, Evan responds: “A winegrower working incessantly in his/her vines, with a mind focused both on the sky above and the soil below, not just the fruit zone, will naturally come to deeply know their vines and their specific place and inevitably seek to eradicate those things that destroy in favor of choosing to support and encourage life.  It must start with these connections in the vineyard. Wine made by these people, the ones earnestly and honestly seeking to know their farms, in the end will be organic wine to me.”

Evan ultimately plans to harvest grapes from vines he will plant this spring in Salt Lake City, and we wait eagerly for that vintage!

http://www.ruthlewandowskiwines.com

CUVÉES
Wine

Rosé

Region: California, United States 

Grape: Touriga Nacional, Souzão 

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Soil: sandstone, rocky soils 
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Winemaking: Direct press. Full Malolactic fermentation
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Fining: No
Filtration: No
So2:  5ppm 

Wine

“Elimelech” Riesling Zero

Region: California, United States 

Grape: Riesling

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Fining: No
Filtration: No
So2:   No

Wine

“Naomi” Grenache Gris

Region: California, United States 

Grape: Grenache gris 

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Aging: egg shaped tank 
Fining: no 
Filtration: no 
So2: 20 ppm 

Wine

“Feints” Fox Hill Vineyard

Region: California, United States 

Grape: Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo

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Winemaking: Co-Fermented and aged naturally 
Aging: egg-shaped tank 
Fining: no 
Filtration: no 
So2: no

Wine

“Mahlon”

Region: Mendocino County; Salt Lake City
Grape: Arneis
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: Pebbly sandstone, uplifted creekbed
Average Age of Vines: 17 years
Yield: 29 hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking:  Zero So2 at harvest, full solids ferment (no cold settling), native primary yeast, full native malolactic
Aging: Polyethylene egg
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: 80ppm

Wine

“Chilion”

Region: Mendocino County; Salt Lake City
Grape: Cortese
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: Pebbly sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 17 years
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: Full skin fermentation through malolactic for 8 weeks.
Aging: Polyethylene egg
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: None.

Wine

“Boaz”

Region: Mendocino County; Salt Lake City
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 1.7 Hectares
Soil: Deep alluvial former riverbed
Average Age of Vines: 80 years
Yield: 38 hl/ha
Harvest: October 4th, 2012. By hand.
Winemaking: Zero So2 at harvest, native ferment. Native malolactic, 80% whole cluster, partial carbonic.
Aging: Old puncheons/barriques.
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: 55ppm