Martha Stoumen "Post Flirtation" Red 2020

Martha Stoumen "Post Flirtation" Red 2020

Regular price $34.00
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Why:

This wine tastes like a lively hibiscus agua fresca with notes of orange peel and juicy pomegranate. A kitchen chameleon and a balanced blend, Carignan brings savory flavors while juicy Zinfandel brings sweet spices like clove and cinnamon. Pair this wine with any taco you can dream up. This wine gets along with colorful plates like lamb kebabs with crushed tomatoes over saffron rice, BBQ chicken with pomegranate molasses, and labneh with fresh herbs.

Who/What/Where:

From Martha : "For my wines I lease and farm around half of the vineyards myself. The other half are farmed by multi-generation farmers who understand their land, and their family's land, far better than I ever will, and who farm with my same philosophies in mind. Patience in the vineyard means composting rather than adding synthetic fertilizers, allowing predatory insects the ability to outcompete pests rather than spraying insecticides, and doing proper handwork, such as pruning for vine longevity rather than high yields. In the cellar I use a minimalist winemaking approach. Patience in the cellar means letting the natural yeast and bacteria present on the grape skins perform fermentation, and allowing longer macerations and aging to provide stability rather than using added tannin, acid, or stabilizing agents in my wines. Above all, I strive to make wines that are delicious, joyful, and truly representative of California." After her initial exposure to grape farming and winemaking in Tuscany (post-completing her undergraduate studies in agricultural systems and Italian), Martha began a series of apprenticeships, sandwiched around a Master's at UC Davis. In 2014, Martha Stoumen Wines was born with the ambition of making responsibly farmed, terroir-driven, Californian wines.

WINE: Post Flirtation Red 2020
PRODUCER: Martha Stoumen
REGION: Sonoma, California
VARIETY/IES: Carignan, Zinfandel

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