2018 Keep Pinot Meunier

Napa Valley, 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 Pinot Meunier

NOTES & PAIRINGS

From the Yount Mill Vineyard in Napa, certified organic, the Hoxley family has been farming this land for over 115 years. Our second vintage making this delicious wine. Think rustic Gamay meets a fruit forward Pinot Noir. Fermented in neutral oak for 6 months, 20% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation, unfined/ unfiltered. 200 cases produced

ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION

PRODUCER: Keep
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
VINTAGE: 2018
GRAPE COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Meunier
CLIMATE: Mediterranean-like with mild winters and warm and dry summers
MACERATION & AGING: Fermented in neutral oak for 6 months with native yeast.
ALCOHOL: 11.5%