Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 2019 - Bedrock Wine Co

Bedrock Wine Co

Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 2019


From one of the oldest Riesling plots in all of California, Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling is a white wine with huge personality and soul. Planted in 1963 to the east of Gablin Range, near the eastern entrance to Pinnacle National Park, this vineyard’s Riesling seems to reflect the wildness of the Cienega Valley. Don’t expect a fruit-driven German or Aussie kind of Riesling, this is deeply savoury and bone-dry, reminding us more of the Austrian style. It has a floral perfume, a gentle spritz, and lots of steely green apple, sharp lemon, lime sorbet and fiery ginger. Consider pairing with Thai or even better, the crunchy freshness of Vietnamese food.

Bedrock may not be a household name, but it really should be. Started in 2007 by owner and winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (who is the son of the legendary Joel Peterson who founded Ravenswood Winery), and later joined by his business partner Chris Cottrell, this winery in Sonoma is producing some of the most exciting wines currently coming out of USA. Morgan began his operation in a converted chicken coop in a friend’s backyard, taking the idea of “garage wine” to a whole new level. Focusing on old vines (so expect big concentration and full-on flavour), Bedrock source grapes from their own vineyards and other throughout California (including some really interesting and lesser-known areas like Contra Costa County AVA, Amador County AVA and Cienega Valley AVA). Over the years, Morgan has forged some extraordinary relationships, giving him access to some of the highest quality vineyards that California has to offer, but also allowing him to supply grapes to some of the wine world’s biggest names. For example, Bedrock buys Zinfandel from the renowned Pagani Ranch and sell fruit to Ridge Vineyards. This is an outfit that’s really in the thick of the action.

£3.53 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3401696

Style No.: 866367

Country: USA
Region: California
Grapes: Riesling
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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