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Volcanic soil, clay-loam overlaying some ancient marine sediments
Vineyard or specific area:
Crawford Beck Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
Slow, cool fermentation carried out by indigenous yeast in small, open-topped vats. No additives at all. The free run juice is transferred to neutral oak barrels where the wine develops for about one year before being bottled unfiltered.
Production (~bottles per year):
Montebruno is a winery like no other in the USA It is the project of Joe Pedicini deriving the name his grandmother s maiden name Angela Montebruno Joe s approach to wine has been very much inspired by his grandmother as she taught him how to make wine while doing it for friends and family as was common in Italy She used the old traditional way to make wines following the practices the her forefathers were using and passing from generation to generation using minimal technology and additives relying on the fruit and following the laws of nature These laws very often can also be found in the biodynamic approach although Joe s grandma like many of her time never heard about biodynamic or even organic winemaking Joe ...