Erggelet Brothers Malvasia Bianca 2019
Malvasia Bianca｜Contra Costa County
A stunning California wine from a historic organic vineyard in the Bay Area's backyard!
Malvasia Bianca is an ancient Mediterranean grape mentioned over 2000 years ago, praising its perfume and supposed therapeutic effects. Today it can be found from Sicily to Sardinia, from Chianti to Contra Costa County, where we find ourselves with this boldly scented, expressive example.
This gem just LEAPS out of the glass, with stone fruit for days. Apricot skin, lemon blossom, elderflower, and gardenias abound. It's fermented on the skins for a short period but you could never tell - this is as clean and brisk as a cold river stream, with bright and juicy stone fruit, vivid acidity and just begging for tangy goat cheese or oysters.
Julian and Sebastian Ergellet farm the Cecchini Family Vineyard in the eastern shadow of Mt. Diablo. Their resume is thoroughly impressive, including stints at OVID and Seven Stones in Napa. Today Sebastian Erggelet's "day job" is associate winemaker at the one and only Grgich Hills, a leader in California biodynamic farming.
Contra Costa's wine-growing history goes back to the first European settlers here over 200 years ago, when they brought cuttings over literally in their suitcases. Vineyards like this fly under the radar, and we all win. With free shipping on any six bottles site-wide, make this your new house white!