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Donkey & Goat Skin Contact Roussanne Stone Crusher 2019

Orange Wine from California, United States
by Donkey & Goat
$38.99

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With chewy tannins reminiscent of a structured red, this wine finds its perfect balance to the rich, fruitiness of Roussanne. If you have the patience to wait, this wine will age slowly and beautifully. Tannins will integrate, revealing a depth and concentration with endless freshness.

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Donkey & Goat

Perhaps it's an ingrained distrust of dogma, but Jared and Tracey Brandt, owners and winemakers of Donkey and Goat winery, have torn up every page from the California winemaking handbook and done things their way.

Their West Berkeley winery is dedicated to producing “natural“ wines--wines made without commercial yeasts (which contribute lab-made flavors and hide terroir), rarely use SO2, and work almost exclusively with family growers practicing sustainable agriculture.

It’s a "hands-off" style that only works when executed perfectly. It requires deep knowledge, fastidious attention to detail and endless commitment.

The Brandts have all of that. They studied the approach with the hyper-talented lovable Rhone legend, Eric Texier (an nuclear engineer who brings a rigorous, scientific approach to his "natural" wine). Back state-side, they found like-minded growers willing to apply some of the vatical/rural techniques they'd learned, and worked tirelessly to allow their wines to emerge.

And those wines are amazing, a testament to what meticulous farming and simple but focused winemaking can produce in California. Precise and complex with a purity of fruit and a real sense of place - each bottle is a joy.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Roussanne

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Natural

  • Style

    Fruity , Minerally , Spicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied