Vibrant acidity and delicious fruit flavors (strawberry, watermelon, citrus).
Sitting at the crossroads of Carneros and Napa Valley, Starmont occupies a portion of the historic Stanly Ranch. Established as a wine growing region over 150 years ago, Carneros and Napa Valley are world renowned for sustainably growing classic Burgundian and Bordeaux wines. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions, Starmont wines are expressive, approachable and distinctly Carneros.
Various techniques were used for extracting juice this harvest: destemming and cold soak with about 4 hours skin contact (65% of blend); whole cluster pressing (20% of blend); and Saignée bleed from tank with no less than 2 hours skin contact (7% of blend). For 2017, we incorporated an additional technique: Foot- trodding in bin with 6 hours of cluster contact (about 8% of blend). The various lots were then combined in stainless steel tanks, kept separately by technique, and fermented slowly at a cool 52°F. The separate lots were then combined post fermentation. The combination of lots from each production technique allows deep and complex flavors to develop. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
This refreshing wine is pale salmon/pink in color.