2017 Keep Vermentino Windmill Vineyard

Yolo County, 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.

2017 Keep Vermentino Windmill Vineyard

NOTES & PAIRINGS

From the Windmill Vineyard just west of Sacramento in Yolo County, Steve Matthiasson personally oversees the farming of this Vineyard, farmed certified organic. We barrel aged this wine for 18 months in neutral oak to give it depth. Slightly oxidative style with sweeping acidity and a sherried salinity, clean finish. 90 cases produced

ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION

PRODUCER: Keep
APPELLATION: Yolo County
VINTAGE: 2017
GRAPE COMPOSITION: Vermentino
MACERATION & AGING: Barrel aged in neutral oak for 18 months.
ALCOHOL: 12%