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Aquila Cellars

'Marcellina' Co-Ferment 2020

$34.00

'Marcellina' Co-Ferment 2020

Aquila Cellars

'Marcellina' Co-Ferment 2020

$34.00

We are so excited to have an opportunity to make a wine that we love twice, which has been rare during the last 3 years of extreme bud damage. So we bring to you the 2nd vintage of Marcellina - our co-ferment/skin-contact of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. We pondered under the shadow of Marcellina many times this summer, where did she come from? Just like the mountain, this wine was given to us by the eternal blue sky, like it just fell into our glasses capturing the herbal and floral essence of this mountain scape. The second vintage of Marcellina includes a 50/50 blend of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer with no Chardonnay in the blend as there was in 2019. The skin contact was increased to 20 days over 12 from 2019 and aging on the gross lees was equal to the previous vintage at 11 months. The final wine has much of the same character as the previous vintage but with a leaner pallet, more brightness and a bit more tannin. She dances in the sunlight begging you to take her but reveals her true self slowly, asking for your patience.

- Aquila Cellars