2020 Disko Rolle Piquette 'Tallboy' 500ml CANS 2pk
Region: Santa Ynez Valley < CA
Grapes: Rolle (aka Vermentino)Vineyard/Cellar Stats: biodynamic farming; second pass of Vermentino skins that are rehydrated and lightly pressed then start a second fermentation of about 7 days resulting, in a sort-of skin contact piquette that is unsulfured and force carbonated; unfined/unfiltered; 9.5% ABV
Winemaker: Sean Hogan
Sean is a young guy from New Jersey who happens to come from Cali natural wine royalty - his uncle is Michael Roth of Santa Barbara County's Lo-Fi wines. He moved to Santa Barbara to work under uncle Mike Roth at Demetria Estate, where he was the then-winemaker, at age 18. This stint sealed his love for wine, so he headed back to the SB area after college,where has been the assistant winemaker at Coquelicot Organic Estate Vineyard for 6 years and also assists with Lo-Fi wines. In 2020 he took the solo leap and started his own brand, Disko Wines, following the natural, super minimal intervention style of winemaking he learned from the Lo-fi crew. Sourcing fruit from esteemed vineyards such as Jurassic Park, Rancho Arroyo Perdido, and Oak Savannah, all of which are located in Los Olivos, CA.,Disko is all about making fun, fresh, easy drinking wines including skin fermented whites, carbonic reds, and low ABV piquette. Nothing added or taken away, just minimal SO2 (if any) and a lot of flavor!
We love the Lo-fi wines (and guys behind the brand), so we're stoked to discover Disko wines, which are all light, fresh, and fun in the Lo-fi style. We got the only Bay Area allocation of his three inaugural wines (all in very limited quantities), like this genius piquette tallboy of Rolle (AKA Vermentino), using the leftover skins from a Vermentino wine done by his buddy in Buellton. It's crazy aromatic, slightly fizzy and endlessly drinkable, so we're lucky it clocks in at less than 10% ABV. Because, despite its 'tallboy' physique, you could easily take down the whole can yourself. Super limited quantities, we got the last two cases of this vintage.