Young Red, 2018
This charming Californian red blend offers aromas of ripe raspberry and cherry and elegant flavours of pomegranate, red fruits, orange zest and watermelon. Bright, mouth-watering acidity is a hallmark of this lean, light-bodied and youthful wine. Zesty and refreshing, the Young Red is best served slightly chilled.
Meet the maker: Bonterra Organic Vineyards
Region: Mendocino, California – USA
Grape(s): Grenache (90%), Malbec (10%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic
The fruit in this red blend hails predominantly from premier organic vineyards throughout Mendocino County, including Bonterra’s own estate sites.
To craft Young Red, the hard-press juice from the Bonterra rosé program was fermented in neutral French oak and malolactic fermentation was inhibited to preserve the vibrant character of the fruit.
Each barrel lot was aged in neutral French oak for five months prior to blending.
A portion of the blend was fermented in stainless steel and underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. The resulting wine is one with a fresh, lively character in the glass.