The 2020 vintage of our Carte Blanche is a field blend of Albarino and Verdelho, organically grown on the low rolling hills at the north limit of the Lodi AVA, on sandy decomposed granite soils.
A co-fermentation of 50% Albarino and 50% Verdelho, it was 100% foot-stomped and fermented on its skins/stems in an open-top fermenter, exactly as we make our reds. While being light in alcohol, it is high in acidity, concentrated, and intense, with a strong presence and a long finish.
This wine is very attractive right now, but holds the ability to age further for a decade or two, should you want to.
Continuing in our recent tradition, we allowed a small amount of lees to get into the bottle, giving the wine a little extra protection and enhancing its aging potential thanks to the reductive quality of the lees.
Alcohol: 12% Total SO2: 35 mg/l added at crush, 35 mg/l added at bottling.