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2018 Folktale Carbonic Sangiovese
6 Months in neutral French Oak 500L Puncheons
Carbonic (without Oxygen) - 25 Days
This carbonic wine was fermented without oxygen by allowing grapes to ferment spontaneously under a thick veil of dry ice. The result is a true expression of the fruit – crunchy red fruit notes of cranberry, bing cherry, muddled raspberry with softer notes of wood and graphite.
Grapes were hand harvested 10/25/18 and gently sorted into fermentation bins. The grapes were layered with dry ice to surround the grapes with CO2 and to cool the grapes. We covered the bins and put them in the back of the cellar without peeking (Not easy!) for three weeks. Typically, yeast converts sugar to alcohol, but requires oxygen to survive. By preventing oxygen from entering the bins, we are actually converting sugar to alcohol using an enzyme that works on a cellular level - which also creates very floral and fruity aromas in the process. After three weeks, we took the lid of the fermenters, and lightly pressed the grapes. We let the wine settle and finish fermenting in tank for a week before racking the wine to neutral French Oak 500L puncheons to age for 6 months. We bottled the wine in early June, 2019.
Best to Drink: Now through 2024
150 cases produced