2021 Idlewild Flora & Fauna White, North Coast, USA

2021 Idlewild Flora & Fauna White, North Coast, USA


40% Arneis, 30% Muscato Bianco, 15% Erbaluce, 15% Favorita

Farmed using organic methods

VINIFICATION: The grapes were whole cluster pressed, fermented via native yeasts, left on all the lees and solids, aged in neutral oak, and underwent native secondary fermentation. Complexity and texture are gained from allowing secondary fermentation and aging on lees

AGING: 4 months in neutral oak

A dry, exotic, and aromatic white that doesn't stray to an over the top or sappy level is hard to find, and it was the rational behind the varietal choices and picking decisions. Macerated orange blossoms, wet river stones, spiced honey, ginger, gardenia, lemon peel, salty ocean air, and rangpur lime all balance in the aromas. The mouth shows great texture and weight without ever getting heavy. The finish is full of spicy acidity