Skull ‘White Wine’ | Monte Rio

As a restaurant buyer and wine lover Patrick Cappiello was always frustrated by the lack of affordable, honest wines from California. Monte Rio, his project with Cali wine giant Pax Mahle, is looking to address that. This unusual white blend is made from organically farmed grapes, fermented in neutral vessels to give a bright wine with a refreshing amount of acidity and some food friendly texture.

Region:

California

Appellation:

California

Variety / Blend:

Sauvignon Blanc: Riesling: French Colombard: Clairette: Chardonnay:

Climate:

Mediterranean

Soils:

Grapes sourced from a selection of vineyards

Farming:

Uncertified organic

Altitude:

Various

Fermentation:

Each varietal separate in stainless steel and neutral oak

Ageing:

5 months in neutral oak