2019 Koehnen Wine Co. Marsanne/Mourvedre Coferment Love Ranch

2019 Koehnen Wine Co. Marsanne/Mourvedre Coferment Love Ranch

Regular price $23

Region: Love Ranch Vineyard < Madera < California

Grapes: Marsanne, Mourvedre

Vineyard/Cellar Stats:  CCOF-certified organic farming, dry-farmed
vineyards on thin soils of granitic schist; de-stemmed, 2 weeks of
skin contact before co-fermentation process, then rests in neutral
barrel for 10 months before bottling, unfined/unfiltered with minimal
added So2; 10.5% ABV; 150 cases

Winemaker: Kenny Likitprakong

John and Alisa Koehnen founded Koehnen Wine Company in 2015 with a
focus on making diverse orange wines from across California, and
they've since expanded into natty wines of all colors. Their focus is
on organically farmed vineyards, with minimal intervention, and
varying skin contact time. John worked for Revel (a wine distributor
in SF) for years, which is how he got to know Kenny from Hobo Wine Co
and created the relationship for this project. Kenny does the
production while John writes the album so to speak. The labels are all
photos that John took.

The grapes for this fun orange-ish red/white co-ferment come from the
esteemed Love Ranch, an organic vineyard nestled at the base of the
Sierra Foothills at the gateway to Yosemite.  It's light and juicy,
orangey but not an orange wine, with electric acid that reminds you
it's alive without veering in VA (volatile acidity) territory.  You
get a nice mixture of juicy red fruits and spicy stems, with a tart
citrus/grapefruit edge.
So delightful, and with only 10.5% alcohol, this is the perfect day
drinker that won’t lead to an afternoon nap.

SERVING NOTES: Serve lightly chilled

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