You will see a trend of us posting and drooling over Italian Varietals in Texas... Because we love them and want more of them. Winemaker's notes below:
"If you ever have traveled to Sicily or Montepulciano you may have come across a style of wine called Cerasuolo. Cerasuolo is a relative of Rosato (or Rosé), but we find them to have more depth and interest than typical Rosato. Think of them as a very special place between Red wine and Rosé. This wine has surprised us, it is insanely drinkable, like gulping punch on a hot day on your old school yard, yet to do that means you would miss all the depth and complexity. So choose wisely.... or don't.
This Sangiovese went through primary fermentation in stainless steel with 2 pumpovers a day over 1.5 weeks. The wine was then pressed and racked to neutral French oak barrels (both puncheons and 60 gallon) for 5 months before being bottled. Native yeast fermentation and unfined and unfiltered. No additions with the exception of a small amount of S02 post malolactic fermentation."
Origin: Fredericksburg, TX, USA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: Sangiovese Cerasuolo
Strawberry, Cranberry, rhubarb
About the Winemaker & Farm
Southold Farm + Cellar is a winery and vineyard that started on the North Fork of Long Island by Regan and Carey Meador, sold, moved and that now exists in Gillespie County, Texas.
The winery's sole mission is to make wines that speak of place and time, that thrill and delight our friends, family and ourselves. In order to do so, their winemaking decisions are dictated by what has happened during that season, not stylistic emulation of other regions or forced consistency.
Southold believes in farming first and non-interventionist cellar methods.
All of this means you should expect their wines to vary year to year, like individual children with their personalities, they hope their work tells the story of Texas and that vintage through each variety in each parcel.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!