Donkey & Goat New Glou
A mouthwatering pinkish wine made from very little maceration and mostly direct press juice from the Lightner and Fenaughty Vineyards in El Dorado. The backbone is a co-fermentation of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre where only 1/3 was destemmed with skins and 2/3 was direct press and then joined the crushed fruit in concrete for less than a week. We pressed atop Vermentino Marc and later finessed our blend with additions of Marsanne and a red Grenache.
The milky magenta color lends proof to this zero-zero infant of a wine that is full of life and promise but too delicious to keep around long enough to find out what the teenage years might bring. Strawberry, watermelon, lime zest and wait for it....pepper! The flavors are uninhibited and immediately obvious. A little spritz to tickle your palate and ensure one glass will not possibly be enough.