“Elimelech” Cuvée Zero

Region: Mendocino
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Cole Ranch, 7.28 ha, 1500ft elevation
Soil: silty clay loam, alluvium/colluvium from sedimentary rock, mainly limestone and shale
Vines: around 50 years, dry farmed, head trained, cane pruned
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 2022 – 10% botrytis grapes, same winemaking as previous vintages. 2019 & 2020 – whole cluster, direct press, fermentation in polyethylene, full malolactic fermentation
Aging: 2022 – 10 months sur lie. 2019 & 2020 – 7 months in polyethylene, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none