2020 Ruth Lewandowski Rosé Cuvée Zero14006718
Evan Lewandowski initially made his way to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah — or really, to ski. Sticking around after graduation, Evan began working at a local wine bar. It was here that Evan began developing a passion for natural wine and a dream of becoming a winemaker himself. | After working at Domaine Binner in Alsace for several years, Evan Lewandowski moved back to his adopted state of Utah in 2012 to start his own small project. With the intention to someday plant and grow 100% of his grapes in Utah, Evan began purchasing his fruit from Fox Hill Vineyard and Testa Vineyard in Mendocino County, trekking the organic, dry-farmed and alternate grape varieties in his refrigerated U-Haul to his home in Salt Lake City to complete fermentation, maturation and bottling.
While Evan moved his operations entirely to California in April 2018, his L-shaped labels remain a tribute to his adopted state. His winemaking is rooted in his hands-off philosophy, crafting heartfelt, honest wines made to showcase site & season.
Sourced from two sites, made up of Portuguese varieties handpicked from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras, northern California, whilst 20% was sourced from the Fox Hill vineyard in Mendocino County. Farmed organically.
The Tinta Roriz components were wholebunch pressed direct to a combination of steel & old oak. The Souzão & Touriga Nacional were foot trodden and then pressed post a 2 hour maceration, The resulting wine remained in steel & old oak for 5 months on lees where full malolactic fermentation occurred. Bottled unfined, unfiltered & preservative free.
Varietal: Touriga Nacional, Souzão, Tinta Roriz
Region: Mendocino/Calaveras County, California, USA