Martinelli ‘Bella Vigna’ Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California

“Our Bella Vigna label is curated from all of our estate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. We wanted to create an appellation blend that reflects the characteristics of our Sonoma Coast vineyards and is still true to our Martinelli style. Bella Vigna translates to “Beautiful Vines”, so our winemaking team chose barrels that best denote the flavor profiles of our vineyards, showcasing how beautiful the fruit from the Sonoma Coast can be.” Each vineyard block goes through meticulous sample testing and is picked at optimum brix levels to ensure mature, ripe fruit flavors. After being picked, the fruit undergoes a five-day cold soak to maximize the early extraction of flavor and color. This is followed by a wild yeast fermentation that promotes greater character and depth when the wine matures. Sugar and malolactic fermentations are completed in barrel, and the wine is sur lie aged in 70% new French oak for 10 months. The wine is neither heat nor cold stabilized, is un-fined and un-filtered, and is clarified only by racking before bottling. “2019 vintage – The 2019 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is alluring in the nose with aromas of Bing cherry and raspberry. The palate is full of flavor including ripe cherries and cinnamon that linger in the finish.”