Matthiasson, Viognier Late Harvest Napa Valley 2015Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Steve Matthiasson is a California pioneer. Daring to break Napa tradition, Steve and his wife Jill have planted rare, ancient Italian grapes though recognize that Napa loves all the well-known international grapes. A Matthiasson tasting experience, laid out on the picnic table that separates their home from the winemaking operation (with their dog and at least one son stopping by!) shows instantly how the couple reveres the place they farm together. This is real California wine and Matthiasson’s wines are where California wine is headed. Steve Matthiasson is a six-time nominee for a James Beard award, a serious achievement in the wine industry. He has also been named “Winemaker of the Year” by both Food & Wine Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. Steve and Jill are long time friends and mentors to Hart & Cru.
This is a one-of-a-kind bottling as it utilizes extra Viognier grapes from one of Steve's vineyard clients. The fruit was left to raisin on its own in the field, harvested, and fermented whole cluster by jumping up and down the fruit to let out enough juice to start a fermentation. When the fermentation stopped naturally, the grapes were pressed, and the juice aged naturally for 3 years. With no sulfite addtion, the juice was able to oxidize naturally, allowing a small amount of vinegar to develop, boosting the acidity. It was bottled unfiltered. Just 95 cases were produced; a Viognier Vin Santo.