2018 Wrath Ex Dolio Falanghina
The 2018 Ex Dolio Falanghina comes from the two rows of this ancient Campanian grape planted on our estate vineyard. It is fermented on the skins in the dolium (the modern version of an ancient clay fermenting vessel) until dry. Then racked off and placed back into the dolium for 6 months of aging. It is left naturally unfiltered and unfined before bottling. The resulting wine possess very bright, racy acidity that is beautifully balanced with lush fruit flavors and a pronounced bouquet of ripe apricot.
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is sheltered in a nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, roughly 25 miles southeast of the town of Monterey. Our climate is heavily influenced by the morning fog and afternoon winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our unusual climate allows us to produce ripe, concentrated wines of exceptional balance.
Wrath owner, Michael Thomas, is an archaeologist with two excavations in Italy. The southern dig, outside Pompeii, has uncovered the first known wine importing/exporting business that was operating at the time of the Vesuvius explosion. This wine combines known Roman winemaking techniques with modern day protocols.