Dancing Coyote Wines

2015

Verdelho Canteiro

A wine unlike anything you've ever discovered, made with estate-grown grapes and "natural" winemaking techniques. These authentic, living wines are full of naturally occurring microbes so you can expect their profile to change with every bottling. Leading each taste, each glass, and each experience to one of wine's greatest pleasures, the joy of discovery.

Taste

Deep amber gold, with notes of caramelized orange, roasted almond, dried fig and crème brûlée. The finish is long & smooth with a nutty spiciness & citrus flavors.

The Lost Vineyard

Lost Slough is 300 acres of sustainably grown vines in the Clarksburg, CA appellation. This unusually cool, mineral-rich appellation is hidden amongst the channels and surrounded by the Sacramento River. The vineyard, which was once below sea level, has sandy soils with scattered shell fragments, giving our wines a distinctive salinity characteristic.

The Lost Technique

We started by hand-harvesting our grapes at night to keep them naturally cool. Kept in whole clusters, we gently press them extracting the juice. The fermenting juice was then fortified using grape based ultra spirits to stop the fermentation and produce a fortified sweet wine. The wine was aged in older brandy/sherry barrels and stored in a non temperature controlled building for 5 years allowing for a slow, temperature evolving aging.

Snap Shot

Appellation :Clarksburg, CA

Alcohol:19.0%

Brix at Harvest:22.5º

Bottled:6/26/20

Production:VERY LIMITED - ONLY 175 cases

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