2020 Littorai Wendling 'Les Larmes' Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Winemaker Notes:Blackberry, black licorice, red apple and candied aromatic notes with hints of forest floor. There is more density here than in the Sonoma Coast bottling, more power, more tannin concentration, and an umami note as well.
Littorai Wines is a small, family-owned and operated winery producing vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the true north coast of California: the coastal mountains of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Proprietors Heidi and Ted Lemon are lifelong Winemakers. Ted Lemon began his career at the age of 22 by working for four years in the heart of Burgundy and in 1982, was the first American hired to manage a property in Burgundy at Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault. Where some see technology as the route to great wines, we see farming. We derive our sustainable farming techniques from the fertile cross currents of permaculture, agro-ecology and biodynamics. Our winery is situated on a 30 acre integrated biodynamic farm where we produce as many of the vineyard and farm needs on site as possible. Our Estate produced compost is our “fertilizer” of choice. Expressed in acreage terms, beginning in 2017:
100% of Littorai’s vineyard sources is farmed using only organically certified materials
85% is farmed using biodynamic methods (all sites we own or lease and most others)
49% is estate production
The goal of winegrowing is to produce the finest wine, and that such wine should be a product of the vineyard, not the cellar.
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Noir|