2018 Keep Delta White

Sacramento Delta, California

Winemakers Jack Roberts (Matthiasson Wines Assistant Winemaker) and Johanna Jensen (formerly with Scholium Project and Broc Cellars) have come together to create wines influenced by the old world with less ripe fruit, minimal manipulation and great ageability. In the vigneron tradition, they do much of the work themselves from vineyard to bottling. The crest on the bottle is of Beverstone Castle, an 11th century Norman stronghold in Gloucestershire, England where Jack’s father was born and raised. All that remains of Beverstone today is what you see on our label — the moat and the tall ‘keep’, (from the middle english kype, or barrel) which was the defenders' last resort in a siege. It was also where they stored their most precious possessions, especially their wine.

2018 Keep Delta White

NOTES & PAIRINGS

From the Lost Slough Vineyard, right next to the Sacramento River Delta, hence the name. The cooler air and loamy soil from the Delta give this wine a rare minerality not seen in most California white grapes. Stainless Steel fermented, sur lie aged for 6 months before bottling. This wine took almost two months to go dry giving it a high level of minerality and complexity. Stone fruit pit and Lychee on the nose, river rocks on the palate. Native yeast fermentation, unfined/ unfiltered. 225 cases produced.

ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION

PRODUCER: Keep
APPELLATION: Sacramento Delta
VINTAGE: 2018
GRAPE COMPOSITION: Cortese and Falanghina
CLIMATE: Mediterranean-like with mild winters and warm and dry summers
MACERATION & AGING: Stainless Steel fermented, sur lie aged for 6 months
ALCOHOL: 12.75%