The Balletto Vineyard is a sustainably farmed and family owned vineyard on the coolest southern third of the Russian River Valley. The foggy nights and cool mornings are perfect for ushering in the aromatics and acid profile that we look for in our white wines.
The grapes were hand picked at night and whole cluster pressed. After a 48 hour settle, the juice was moved to a concrete egg where it started fermentation with native yeasts from the vineyard. After completion to dryness, the wine was racked and received a minimal dose of SO2 to prevent ML fermentation. After one year in the egg, the wine was bottled with no fining and minimal filtration and SO2.
The newest addition to the Tarpon Family, this Gewürztraminer is a part of the American Beauty series
that celebrates oyster farmers. Fermented and aged in a concrete egg for one year, this wine is bone dry and bursting with floral notes, lychee, and potpourri. The concrete lends a touch of minerality not often found in domestic whites. This wine was made specifically to raise money and awareness for Oyster South, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the advancement of aquaculture in the south.
100% Gewurztraminer, Balletto Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: 8.24.21
TA: 7.23 g/L
RS: <0.1 g/L
ALC %: 11.3%
Cases Produced: 210