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2016 Carignan 'Evangelho Vineyard'

2016 Carignan 'Evangelho Vineyard'
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"We’ve been buying grapes from the Evangelho vineyard for many years.  These vines are now approaching 140-years-old, we get only a few tons each vintage.  We  ferment the fruit naturally, in an open-top fermenter, using only native, wild yeast. The grapes are all crushed by foot – not machine – and after a 45-day maceration, the wine is aged for one year in neutral French oak barrels.  We bottle it unfiltered. 

The finished wine offers much of what I found charming in the Carignan of French wine producer, Maxime Magnon, and the bright, fresh flavors introduce an element rarely seen in wines made from other varieties." - Bruce Neyers

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Dan Dawson
(Sep 18, 2018 at 2:20 PM)
The Neyers Carigane Evangelho comes from 140 year old vines growing in the riverbed sand soils of the Sacramento Delta. Wild blue and red fruits, black pepper, fresh lavender, pomegranate, the faintest whiff of cigar wrapper (tobacco) and hung game. Reminds me of southern France Carignane, and that’s the goal! I would say that the natural California fruitiness steps forward, and no one’s complaining. Neutral oak aged for development, not flavor. Pure, fruity, spicy and perfectly wild!

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