2015 Keep Albarino Lost Slough Vineyard

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.

2015 Keep Albarino Lost Slough Vineyard

NOTES & PAIRINGS

From the Lost Slough Vineyard, the cooler air and loamy soil of the Delta gives this wine a rare minerality not seen in most California white grapes. Delicious acid with a slight saline umami quality. Aged in neutral oak for 18th months. Native yeast fermentation, unfined/ unfiltered. This year marks our 10th vintage making wine from this Vineyard! 90 cases produced.

ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION

PRODUCER: Keep
APPELLATION: Sacramento Delta
VINTAGE: 2015
GRAPE COMPOSITION: Albarino
CLIMATE: Mediterranean-like with mild winters and warm and dry summers
MACERATION & AGING: Aged in neutral oak for 18th months.
ALCOHOL: 11%