Bichi Listan 2017
Listan is produced from centenarian pie francoMisión (Listan Prieto) vines high in the mountains of Tecate, just south of the California border. Because the grapes are dry-farmed, yields are very low here. The grapes were harvested by hand, de-stemmed and fermented in locally made concrete tinajas with 20 days of maceration, raised in a mix of steel tank and used French barrels over winter, and bottled without fining or filtration and only 10 ppm of added SO2. Light-bodied and bouyant, this is a supremely drinkable expression of the Mission grape with notes of floral, funky & peppery red fruits, with refreshing briny acidity. Pair this wine with peppered beef and grilled game, and dishes rich in umami.