Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel | Precedent

The Evangelho Vineyard is one of the great old-vine Zinfandel vineyards left in California. Planted in 1890 (on its own roots), it is a field planting of Carignan, Mourvedre, Palomino, Muscat, Chasselas and probably some other varieties as of yet un-identified, which are harvested and co-fermented for this cuvee. The result is an exuberant red wine, marked by intense dark fruit and concentration, but also extraordinary aromatic lift, beguiling complexity and true drinkability. A uniquely Californian wine.

Region:

California

Appellation:

Contra Costa County

Variety / Blend:

90% Zinfandel: 2% Palomino: 2% Muscat: 2% Mataro: 2% Carignane:

Climate:

Mediteranean with Delta Influence

Soils:

Alluvial sand bar

Farming:

Sustainable

Altitude:

12 metres

Fermentation:

Wild Ferment in open top fermentor

Ageing:

Seasoned French Oak

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