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2017 Novello
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2017 Novello

Our first homage to the early release "Novello" style wines, this beauty in a bottle is crafted in the classic Italian style.

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Winemaker Notes

A light bodied fruit-bomb that exudes tasting notes of bing cherry and bubble gum, our first official Novello release was harvested, bottled, and released within 2 months of harvest. The ease and drinkability of this wine - paired with the timeliness of the holiday season - makes it a perfect accompaniment for roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, or manchego cheese.

Vineyard Notes

The Negroamaro grapes used for our Novello come from the Fox Hill vineyard - a 150 acre ranch owned and managed by Lowell Stone. Located 8 miles north of the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River and sitting at 900 feet of altitude on a west-facing slope, this site provides outstanding conditions for growing red Italian varietals.


Vineyard Elevation: 900 ft

Yield: 2.5 tons per acre

Harvest Date: September 5, 2017

Fermentation: 14 days carbonic maceration, 5 days classic fermentation

Barrel Program: aged 40 days in neutral French oak

Total Case Production: 50