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Death is, indeed, the engine of life. - Evan Lewandowski 

 

Evan is the soul behind the wines of Ruth Lewandowski. He explains that “Ruth is a concept more than a living, breathing individual." He believes holistically in the approach to the concept of the natural cycle of death and redemption. Simply put, nothing could be alive today without something having to have died first. And he strongly believes that, from higher powers above us, to the vines and the soil. Evan makes some really fun natural wines out of some historic vineyards in Mendocino County with the care of organic practice and natural winemaking methods.

 

This wine is mainly derived from Portugal varieties Touriga Nacional, Souzao, and Tinta Roriz with a little bit of Trousseau! Such an amazing blend of unique grapes that are not known to flourish in Mendocino, but Evan seems to always continue to make magic happen.

 

"Vintage 2021 was a remarkably low-yielding year in many of our prized Mendocino vineyards. As a result, we sought out a few new and incredibly intriguing fruit opportunities, building upon our previous vintages’ aroma, flavor and textural signatures of the deeper Portuguese varieties we’ve come to know and love. The vast majority of the blend remains Touriga Nacional, Souzao, and Tinta Roriz, however, we’ve peppered in a smattering of other appropriate
ingredients such as Trousseau (ahem, Bastardo in Portugal), a few skin-fermented whites, and even a skosh of lightly macerated Zinfandel (GASP!) This vintage is ever the more herbal and savory side of pink wine but still has gobs of bright, poppy, almost tropical fruit to it, keeping things juicy and thirst-quenching as hell."

 

- Ruth Lewandowski Wines 

 

 

 

2022 Ruth Lewandowski, Rosé, Mendocino County, California

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    • By volume, the wine is ~75% from the illustrious Fox Hill Vineyard 
    • Soil: Sandy, rocky clay loam. Alluvium, derived from sedimentary rock - mainly sandstone.
    •  South facing slope, Hilltop, north facing slope
    • Elevation: 650ft above sea level
    • Vine training: Head trained, bush vine (Touriga and Souzao) and cane pruned (Tinta Roriz)
    • Vine age: ~40 years
    • Tinta Roriz was whole cluster / direct pressed (no skin contact)
    • Touriga Nacional and Souzao foot trodden together and pressed post ~2 hours maceration
    • Natural primary fermentation with no temperature control or fermentation aids of any sort
    • Full native malolactic conversion
    • 5 months on lees, one racking before blending/bottling
    • Unfined and unfiltered
    • Two components received a 20ppm so2 addition after malo, no sulfur at bottling.

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