Lively and full of pep, with some dried raspberry fruit leather, a touch of blood orange, and a hint of fresh mint. This is a pretty serious Nouveau (a.k.a first wine of this year’s grape harvest season), and as natural as it gets – no filtration, spontaneously fermented with natural yeasts (carbonic maceration), and with no sulfur. This juicy wine is meant to be enjoyed chilled and fresh. Nouveaus are traditionally released on the third Thursday of November, and has become synonymous with Thanksgiving, the holidays and the harvest season.
This is 100% Pinot Noir and still has a slight touch of nice smooth tannins, so pair this with your main proteins like turkey (of course), as well as heartier pork or beef dishes. Always great with a cheese and charcuterie spread, this wine is a particularly good Nouveau to serve with apps and lasts all the way through the meal.
Scribe Winery in Sonoma, California produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. Founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking, the winery is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani.
Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses.