Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Varietal: 70% Muscat Blanc, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting notes: Orange wine for the summer time! Floral and peppery herbs notes welcome your nose. The palate is lux with a smooth mouthfeel that gives a creamy vibe and an additional aroma of jasmine. It’s refreshing, expressive, and balanced all at once.
Producer: Erik Miller, founder and winemaker of Kokomo Winery, was inspired to join in California's new love for wines that are lighter in alcohol, crunchy in acidity, and bright in appearance. He had been making wine for sixteen years and with the development of a more traditional brand, had a solid foundation in winemaking as it pertains to microbiology and fermentation science. To be able to take risks and play with unique styles of wine and winemaking is the driving force of Breaking Bread. Skin fermented white wines can vary dramatically depending on the varietal used. Erik has worked with the Timber Crest Muscat Blanc for 10 years, although he has never done a skin contact fermentation with it before. In using this varietal, Erik knew that the aromatics would be profound, however wanted to ensure that the tannin structure and mouthfeel would be in balance.
Vineyard and Winemaking: All grapes were destemmed into the fermenter bin with zero sulfur added and they let the native yeast build up a population, which took about five days. From there it was allowed to go another five days fermenting on skins, for a total of ten days on the skins, making for more balanced phenolics. The Muscat Blanc is planted on the valley floor of their 120-acre estate property, Timber Crest Vineyard, in Dry Creek Valley. Timber Crest is 100% certified sustainable. The Sauvignon Blanc also comes from Timber Crest Vineyard in a plot that borders Dry Creek itself, directly across from the winery. The Chardonnay hails from their other estate vineyard, Mizany. Mizany Vineyard is just down the street from the winery and is farmed organically, currently undergoing organic certification transition through CCOF.
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