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  • USA 2018 Erggelet Brothers Carignane Contra Costa County Del Barba Vineyard

2018 Erggelet Brothers Carignane Contra Costa County Del Barba Vineyard

$33.00 $19.99 Excl. tax

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"With some patience, a good sombrero and German OCD, we farm with integrity and make wine that tells a story of sand, blazing sun, and howling winds off the California Delta." That's the mission statement of Julian & Sebastian Erggelet; German-born brothers whose Rhine-inspired wine journey took them all the way to the East Bay of San Francisco. After pursuing career paths in philosophy, economics and medicine, the brothers decided to travel the world, working harvests in France, Switzerland, Australia and Spain before heading to the US in 2014. Experience came with multiple gigs in and around Napa Valley before they settled in Contra Costa County which is home to some of the oldest producing vineyards in California. In addition to their own vineyard in Brentwood, they buy fruit from a couple of organic family farms in the area, including the Del Barba Vineyard. 100+ year old vines of carignane, zinfandel and mataro (aka mourvedre) are the centerpiece of this property and the "secret sauce" in their low-intervention approach to winemaking. If this is your first exposure to the carignan grape or California grown carignan you’re in for a treat. It’s dry and medium-bodied with bright red fruit and a hint of spice. Try it with chicken, duck, pork sausage or just some crackers and cheese if the mood strikes.