Club Naturel - August 2021

Miles Garrett
2019 Sauvignon Blanc
Willow Creek AVA, Humboldt County, CA
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Willow Creek AVA was established in 1983 as one of the first in The United States, and it is the most northern wine region in California. The AVA distinction was given to Willow Creek based on its unique Micro Climate, soil structure, marine influence and unique geographic features.  

Miles Garrett Wines is a small family run winery producing their own grapes and olives.  The team is made up of family, friends. volunteers and a few very well paid employees.  Their mission is to make wines that represent the land and the uniqueness of the Willow Creek AVA.  All of their vineyards are CCOF certified organic and dry farmed.  They cultivate cover crops in the winter and allow their animals into the vineyard at certain times to graze.  In the cellar they practice fully natural winemaking with almost zero intervention.  They let fermentation take place with naturally occurring yeasts, and never add sulfites or any other additive at any time through the process.  This Sauvignon Blanc sees a bit of skin contact to draw out complexity and depth, and then is raised in old French oak barrels.

4 Monos
2016 Cien Lanzas
Ciencientos, Gredos Mountains, Madrid, Spain
Garnacha | splash of
Cariñena and Garnacha Blanca

‘4 Monos (4 Monkeys) is a project started in 2010 by 4 wine savvy friends – Javier García, Laura Robles, David Velasco and David Moreno – in the Sierra de Gredos mountains, west of Madrid. They work 4 hectares of their own, as well as 10ha with other growers, all located in the villages of San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Cadalso de los Vidrios, and Cenicientos. Their mission is to capture the purity of the local old vine Albillo and Garnacha grapes and the granitic soils of the area by utilizing organic viticulture and natural winemaking methods, such as wild yeasts and whole grape clusters for fermentation, foot-trodding the grapes for minimal extraction, little sulfur, and minimal oak treatment. These wines are weightless and flavorful with lip-smacking granitic minerality and incomparable finesse.
Vinos de Madrid is an appellation that encompasses a broad area within 3 provinces surrounding the city of Madrid. The climate is continental with a bit more rainfall than the rest of central Spain. The most prized area for serious winegrowing is called San Martín de Valdeiglesias, about 85km from Madrid in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range. Here, there are gently rolling hills of green scrub brush and vines planted on a shallow topsoil of sand over a base of granite. The elevation is quite high, starting at 650 meters, and going up to well over a thousand meters.
Cien Lanzas is comprised of old vine Garnacha, with a small addition of Cariñena and Garnacha Blanca, from several small, high-elevation parcels planted on sandy granite soils in the village of Cenicientos. The grapes were hand-harvested between Sept. 10th & Oct. 11th, whole-cluster cold macerated, wild yeast fermented with 100% whole clusters and 21-43 days maceration depending on parcel. The wine then was raised in 500L French & Austrian oak barrels and 5000l French oak foudre for 13-14 months, bottled in May 2018 with a light fining and without filtration. This is a lithe and complex single village mountain red, perfect for grilled, barbecued and roasted meats & poultry.’  (From Jose Pastor Selections)

Denavolo
2019 Dinavolino
Colli Piacentini, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Ortugo | Marsanne | Malvasia di Candia | Unkown Varietals

​Giulio Armani is a quiet, introspective theorist and scholar.  The wines he creates at Denavolo, named after the mountain on which the vineyards lie, are equally contemplative, yet full of energy and exuberance. Giulio has been making wine at La Stoppa, just down the road, since he was a boy.  At Denavolo he is able to experiment even more, but his dedication to harmony with nature, natural fermentation, skin contact and no filtering are still the bedrock on which he builds. 
The Denavolo brand began in 2005 with the first release in 2006, and comes from five hectares of vines planted in the Colli Piacentini area, on steep, climbing, sandy, limestone-rich soils at 350-500 meters above sea level. Dinavolino has been produced since 2009 from the grapes of the vineyards located in the lower part of the Débé plot, where the soil is richer in nutrients and water. The grapes are hand-harvested in the first week of September and undergo intensive vineyard sorting for only matured grapes. All grapes are de-stemmed and macerated for 8-9 months in stainless steel with spontaneous fermentation lasting for 15 days without temperature control.  This wine presents a lighter tannin structure and an elegance typical of the wines of this altitude, with a floral nose and white fruits. It accompanies salumi perfectly as well as delicate fish.

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