Bichi Listan 2019
Listan is produced from centenarian pie franco Misión (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.