Everything about this wine is fresh and new and strange and fun. It’s a mash-up of Malbec and Riesling (huh?!) and it makes a fantastic chilled red. The Malbec was lightly pressed and naturally fermented, while the Riesling went through a carbonic fermentation for 7 days (a process commonly used in Beaujolais to create a distinctly candied aroma). This makes for an herbal, punchy, crushable red wine - perfect for the poolside.
This is fun with some classic childhood finger foods – pigs in a blanket, corn dogs – there is clearly a hot dog theme here. The bright, crunchy and mouth-watering fruit is a nice contrast to a savory dog. The Malbec’s earthiness comes through to keep this pairing serious (or seriously fun). If traditional hot dogs are not your thing, try this with any variety of turkey or tofu dog substitutes… we aren’t straying from the very clear hot dog vibe here.
A collaboration between winemaker Andrew Jones of Field Recordings and natural wine distributor, Amy Atwood. So Far Out is a project about making great wine with unexpected friends. Andrew Jones spends his days as a vine nursery fieldman, planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California. Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he’s all about finding those underdogs with untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.