Margins Chenin Blanc Skin Contact

Margins Chenin Blanc Skin Contact

Regular price $30.00


This is organic Chenin Blanc, destemmed and fermented on skins for 25 days, and aged in neutral oak before bottling. The time on skins brings out savory and herbaceous notes in the Chenin - a salty and mineral-driven, delicately 'orange' wine with texture and balance.


Much like people living on the 'margins of society,' vineyards can be outcasts too. Megan's project seeks to draw attention to vineyards and varietals throughout northern and central California that find themselves on the margins without the recognition they deserve. Prior to settling on the central coast of California, Megan received her BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis in 2012 and apprenticed in wineries and vineyards in Napa, the Livermore Valley, the Willamette Valley, Central Otago (NZ), and the Loire Valley (France). Margins was started with funds raised by a successful crowdfunding campaign by owner/winemaker Megan Bell when she was 25 years old.
Part of the Margins mission is to work with small growers to transition their vineyards from conventional to organic farming by providing guidance as well as assurance that the grapes will have a home. Megan believes that through working to transition vineyards, she’s using her role in the industry to its fullest potential : to enact agricultural change.

WINE: Chenin Blanc Skin Contact 2020
PRODUCER: Margins Wines / Megan Bell (winemaker)
REGION: Clarksburg, California
VARIETY: Chenin Blanc

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