Origin: Mason, Texas (Robert Clay Vineyard)
USNW Classification: Natural & Experimental
Varietal & Type: 100% Tempranillo
Outstanding expression of Tempranillo that will make you question why you ever questioned Texas Wine. Løng live's project "Tinto Fino" Tempranillo delivers a bright and fresh wine with yet a very structured tannin profile. Tasting notes of Sandstone, Cherrywood, and Pie Crust. This is a very special wine and warrants a special occasion with special people.
If you don't believe me, this wine caught notice at Wild World Festival in brooklyn back in March. Coined by Disgorgeous' John McCarrol as the ultimate "DILF" wine. To list to Cooper talk about the wine, skip to 45:50: https://www.stitcher.com/show/disgorgeous/episode/episode-183-friendsgiving-main-course-mixed-case-recorded-at-wild-world-festival-88469285
If you care at all about tech, this wine was Hand-harvested, 10 days tank native ferment, with an extra 4 days of extended contact after going dry. Destemmed. Punch downs and pump overs. For this vintage, Cooper his stems on a baking sheet and placed in a 130 degree smoker to airdry. He then added to the must to bring a more mature tannin profile to the wine. This technique is really what makes this wine unique and is likely a contributing factor to why it has gotten so much positive attention.
About the Winemaker & Farm
Løng Live is the personal production of The Austin Winery's co-founder and head winemaker Cooper Anderson. In this project, Cooper invests in his own harvest and has the individual freedom to dig into any new techniques or styles that might be exciting at the time. No Filters.
Fun fact, "Løng Live" is named after Cooper's favorite album Long Live by The Chariot... one of America's great Hardcore bands.
Grapes were picked at Robert Clay Vineyard, Mason, Tx. Texas Hill Country. This is a unique site with special topography and soil composition. Mason has large deposits of topaz (the state gem) in the soil and even in the top soil. The vineyard is rich with sandstone bedrock. We think the minerality and earth-toned fruits to the wine are very expressive of the site.
**DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WE HAVE AN UPGRADED, INSULATED SHIPPING MATERIAL TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE WINE IN TRANSIT. THIS INCREASES SHIPPING TO $30/ BOX TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN. **
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!