Martha Stoumen Wines, Patatino Nouveau Red California 2020
Zinfandel and Nero d'Avola
California, United States
From the distributor-
This wine is a celebration of everything new, especially our newest addition to the family -- our little Patatino! It seemed fitting to release our first nouveau the same year that we had our first child, a different kind of harvest. Fun fact: Patatino means little potato in Italian and is what some Italian mamas call their babes. Traditionally nouveau is a celebration of the end of harvest in France’s Beaujolais region. As a nod to the winemaking techniques of Beaujolais Nouveau production, we fermented a portion of the Nero d’Avola using carbonic maceration (whole cluster grapes, sealed into a tank filled with carbon dioxide). The resulting wine is fresh, fruit-forward, low in tannin, and ready for early consumption.
Bright aromas of apricot preserves, flint, and raspberry turn into wild blackberries and sweet tobacco on the palate.