Erggelet Brothers "Red Table Wine"

Erggelet Brothers "Red Table Wine"
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Regular price $37.00

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Grapes: Carignane, Mataro, Zinfandel

Region: Contra Costa County, California

Vintage: 2022

Viticulture: Organic

Soils: Sandy

Vinification:Fermented by varietal 15-23 days in used Burgundy barrrels

Aging: 9 months in barrels, additional 10 months in bottle

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: None added

Notes from the Producer: We are Julian and Sebastian Erggelet. Our interest in wine was sparked while sipping leftover Riesling out of Grandfather Erggelet’s goblet as kids. After growing up in southern Germany and coming of age as vinophile dilettantes, we pursued degrees in Philosophy & Economics (Sebastian) and Medicine (Julian). As we moved along these career paths, the focus of our lives gradually shifted from sitting under fluorescent office lights to walking through the vineyards of the Rhine valley with Bertrand Russell in the back pocket and exploring the joys of farming, eating good food, and drinking great wines.

While Sebastian went back to school for Viticulture & Enology, Julian completed his medical degree. After this we embarked on a journey around the globe to taste, experience, and assemble the taste buds necessary to make intriguing wine. The learning years saw us working our way through harvests, cellars, kitchens, and many bottles of wine in France, Switzerland, Australia, and Spain.
We came to California in 2014 with just enough savings to cover two months’ rent and buy a ‘well used’ Subaru. After gaining invaluable experience at OVID and Seven Stones Winery in the Napa Valley, then Martin Estate in Rutherford and Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, we started making our own wine in 2015. Sebastian is the Associate Winemaker for Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford. Julian spends his days fixing tractors and farming his vineyard and orchard in Contra Costa County.
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