"Anthesis Wines is D’Argenzio Winery’s sister label. Sandro and his wife Breanna Tamburin (daughter of Ray D’Argenzio) are the founders and owners of Anthesis Wines. Winemaker Sandro Tamburin’s passion for viticulture and fermentation has always been a part of him. He grew up in the vineyards of Trieste, Northeastern Italy, and took his memories of his grandfather cane pruning their estate vineyard with him when he came to America when he was 17 years old. Sandro strives to make his wine in the old way, “Alla Vecia”, where they leave the skin in contact with the juice for a prolonged period of time.
The 2017 Pinot Noir lies at 1000 feet of altitude at the Northern Edge of the new AVA Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County, in a 50-year-old vineyard. This Pinot stays cool throughout the day with fog covering the vineyard in the early mornings, protecting the delicate skin of this variety. With the hot summer in August, we picked early on September 14th at 22.5 Brix. Acidity retained high, all spontaneous fermentation with 45% whole cluster, 100% New French Oak in 500 liter puncheon barrel, from the south of France. At 12.7% abv this wine has bright fruit with great structure and presence of acidity, a spicy core of reduction elevates its brininess and healthy tannin." - Winemaker