J. Lohr - Valdiguie

Awards: Double Gold SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION, 2021
Crafted in the style of Beaujolais wines. This light-bodied red wine from Monterey is perfect when served chilled and can pair with a wide variety of foods.

VINTAGE

Valdiguié is a very large-berried, late maturing variety; it requires vigilance from our vineyard crew to prune to only one bud per spur to aid ripening. In the cellar, the goal is to preserve Valdiguié’s wonderful natural acidity and fresh fruit character. We use two different fermentation techniques to achieve this. On our last pick of 2019, we hand-harvested roughly one-quarter of the fruit and put those whole clusters directly into the fermentation tanks for ‘carbonic maceration’ – no crushing or punching down for the first two weeks. The balance of the fruit went through the more conventional technique of gently de-stemming, pumping over, and extracting with a fairly short, warm fermentation.

FOOD PAIRINGS
A great complement to a charcuterie plate of country paté, greek olives, cornichon and hard cheeses.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Valdiguie
Appellation
Monterey County and Santa Barbara County
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Distinctive character, with rich palate coating textures and lots of layers and depth - this is benchmark Wine