Ryme Cellars 2021 HERS Vermentino, Las Brisas Vineyard, Carneros, Sonoma Co., CA
Ryme Cellars is a collaboration of husband and wife with old world sensibilities, as well as admiration for California’s terroir. Their wines come from organic or
sustainable vineyards, and they use no cultured yeast, no temperature control, no enzymes or other adulterants. “Hers” is harvested for freshness and energy.
- Winemaker: Ryan and Megan Glaab
- Farming: Organic
- Variety: Vermentino
- Terroir: cool foggy Las Brisas Vineyard on the Sonoma side of Carneros AVA. Situated on sandy silt and gravel at the end of the Petaluma Wind Gap and just off San Pablo Bay, it is a beautiful site for white wines.
- Vinification: Whole cluster pressed, settled clean, and fermented without inoculation in a combination of old neutral barrels and stainless steel. The wine underwent a spontaneous partial malolactic fermentation.
- Tasting Note: The 2021 Vermentino is lithe and refreshing. Eminently mouth watering it bursts with lemon rind, chamomile, and salty sea spray. The palate is zippy and crunchy but rounds out with texture and depth.