Subject to Change, "Unsung Hero" Skin-Contact White Field Blend 2021, Bonofiglio Vineyard, Mendocino, North Coast, CA
Subject to Change’s “Unsung Hero” is a skin-contact blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. The tropical, citrus, and vegetal notes on this make for an incredible orange wine that’s fun to drink.
APPELLATION (AVA): Mendocino County
REGION: North Coast, CA
VINEYARD: Bonofiglio Vineyard
GRAPES: 45% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne, 25% Viognier
SOIL: Russian River Loam
PRACTICE: CCOF certified Organic, practicing Biodynamic
VINIFICATION: De-stemmed, co-fermented on the skins three weeks, daily pumpover, pressed, seven months in neutral oak puncheons, unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2.
COLOR: Vivid yellow-orange
PRIMARY AROMAS: Pineapple, mango, orange peel, bay leaf
FLAVOR: Green herbs, tangerine, subtle bitterness, medium acidity & intensity.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with complementary tropical flavors like Hawaiian pizza, BBQ, or Middle Eastern cuisine.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
This is grower Glenn McGourtey's passion project with his family. By day he's the UC Cooperative Extension Plant Science Advisor for Mendocino County, which makes Glenn a wealth of knowledge. The vineyard is planted to Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. His knowledge, humility, good nature and respect for the land shine through in the wine. This vineyard is CCOF certified Organic, and Glenn is striving to become Demeter-certified Biodynamic.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
Bonofiglio is a seven-acre plot planted on the east bank of the Russian River in the town of Hopland, lending its name to the soils known as Russian River loam.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
“Subject to Change makes wines with a strong character that are unique, fresh, and sometimes offbeat. The winery sources grapes exclusively from organic vineyards and makes the wines with no additions or subtractions in the cellar. Organic farming practices and the omission of added sulfur yield high-energy wines with a lot to say.
Subject to Change was founded with a true love for drinking wine as a canvas for enjoying time with loved ones and meeting new fascinating people. In California, a place where wine production has been marked by rules and rigor, there’s a new movement of free-thinking producers with which we’re proudly associated. This movement is characterized by an affinity for experimentation, eschewing conformation to traditional ideals, and a desire to make wine exciting, accessible, and social. Grab a bottle, pop a cork, and don’t think too much if you don’t want to.” https://www.subjecttochangewine.com/