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Martha Stoumen

Try It Out! Wine Spritzer 2020

$21.00

Try It Out! Wine Spritzer 2020

Martha Stoumen

Try It Out! Wine Spritzer 2020

$21.00

The base of Try It Out! is derived from Orange Muscat grapes harvested in August 2020 at Nelson Family Vineyards in Mendocino County. The grapes were harvested by hand and pressed immediately at the winery. We fermented the wine fully dry and aged it for 10 months in neutral vessels. Throughout the winter and spring of 2021 we experimented with numerous combinations of spirits and infusions (turning our humble winery office into a miniature NOMA-inspired laboratory) before landing on Meyer lemon and orange blossom as our favorite pair.

Try It Out! was crafted in collaboration with Hanson of Sonoma Distillery. We dunked organic Meyer lemon peels in a giant tea bag to infuse Hanson Distillery's organic grape-based spirit to make an infusion. We also added just a hint of organic orange blossom water for subtle aromatics (made by steam distilling orange blossoms) We discovered the quality of water used has a big impact on flavor, so we sought out the best filtered water we could buy and added it to the wine. Once blended, we gently filtered the finished product for stability and then bubbled carbon dioxide through a pressurized tank to achieve our first natural wine spritzer.

-Martha Stoumen