Carboniste, Extra Brut Albarino Gomes Vineyard 2020Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Of all the producers coming out of California, new and old, Carboniste may have the freshest perspective. Yes, they are making sparkling, but completely letting the warm California climate take the lead. There is no influence of Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava in sight. The project is run by Dan and Jacqueline Person, who after meeting at UC Davis, worked all over the world before reconvening on this project. While Dan does have his work for Schramberg under his belt, he insists on reimagining sparkling wine inspired by the California state of mind.
This Albariño’s story is actually very personal. The Gomes family has been farming the vineyard of the same name since the 19th century when they originally traveled over from Portugal. In their homeland, Albariño is grown near the coast, and it wouldn’t be completely wild for it to be drunk with octopus. The wine is fermented in tank with a small amount of dosage added.