Bedrock Wine Co.: Evangelho Heritage Wine

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Evangelho Heritage Wine
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
VINTAGE: 2013
APPELLATION: Contra Costa County
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Zinfandel, 18% Carignane, 22% Mourvèdre, Palomino and Mission
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete and French oak vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: French Barriques, mostly neutral
AGED FOR: 18 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
SOIL: Sand
YEAR PLANTED: 1895
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork

Quick Facts

The Wine’s Story

The Evangelho vineyard lies just inland from the Sacramento River Delta on banks of sand that can reach 40 feet in depth. Though a warm area there is rarely a day that passes without a serious wind—very much like a Californian Mistral and the antecedent to the fog coming through the Golden Gate—racing through the vineyard. This causes the vines to shut down for much of the hot afternoons, and the result is a wine that seemingly defies conventional wisdom when it comes warm weather sites. Evangelho tends to be the lowest in pH and alcohol of the Heritage Wines, and it shows way more elegance than you thought possible by reading the appellation.

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