Gio Martorana, the Winemaker and vineyard manager, hands us a Zinfandel whilst waiting for the last load of grapes to go into the crusher.
A perfect accompaniment to an afternoon Provence-style lunch.
The steel is stained a beautiful subtle purple as the last of the grapes are poured in. It applies a little more pressure than a firm handshake.
They’re also extremely dry! There is no liquid residue at all.
You can hear the sounds of a second fermentation occurring in the barrels. It sounds like an entire underwater cave ecosystem.
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