2021 Lytton Springs, Ridge Vineyards

California,USA,

£54.98

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    “In 1962, Ridge made its first Monte Bello, and two years later its first zinfandel. Since that time, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare and exceptional vineyards where climate, soil, and variety are ideally matched.

    In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century. Both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard were purchased in the early 1990s, (In the 1870s,

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION Hand-harvested, organically grown, estate grapes; destemmed and crushed; fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally occurring bacteria; oak from barrel aging; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush, 65.3 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions. VINEYARD INFORMATION A dry winter left the vines struggling to find water. This reduced fruit set in all varietals, especially zinfandel. Thirty-eight parcels were harvested from September first to October fifth and fermented separately. Thirty-four were selected, including vines planted in 1901 and eighty-year-old counoise inter-planted with cinsaut. Enjoyable now, this beautiful, complex wine will continue to develop over the next ten years and beyond.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    USA

    Region

    California

    Vintage

    2021

    Brand

    Ridge Vineyards

    Cultivar

    Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    14.30

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate