Vinification: One third was left whole cluster and started carbonic maceration. It was foot tread after 7 days and allowed to finish a normal fermentation. The other two thirds were destemmed and cold soaked for five days prior to fermentation.
Aging: Aged in neutral French oak for 6 months
Notes: Planted in the Fox Hill Vineyard in Mendocino this is a rare gem from California. The plantings were inspired by the owner, Lwell Stone who decided to follow his passion and plant what he was most interested in. many trips to Italy turned to inspiration and the wild spectrum of varieties began to take root. Dolcetto does have a serious side that when shown in balance highlights the grape's ability to be compelling.