2020 Railsback Freres Vermentino

Santa Ynez County, USA

A dry and textural old-world interpretation of California Vermentino.



About This Wine

Inspired by their love for Corsican wine, this Vermentino (Vermentinu in Corsican) is their interpretation of what a Mediterranean white should be.

A versatile dry white, this is crisp and full of energy, think white flowers, pink grapefruit, and a distinctive bitter almond finish, and you’ve nailed it.

Railsback Freres, have a knack for taking local fruit, and crafting old-world styled wines that scream drinkability, here’s another to add to that list.

About Railsback Freres

Railsback Freres is a project of brother Eric and Lyle. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Eric is also one half of cult California winemaking duo Lieu Dit

What started in 2015 with the production of a single rose following the ‘original recipe’ of Bandol rose, has morphed into a passion project of small batch wines.

Utilising their relationships across the region (Lyle worked for legendary importer Kermit Lynch), the brothers produce a range of unique wines, focusing on grapes with Southern Rhone origins.

Winemaker Eric Railsback
Winemaker Eric Railsback
Northern California, USA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from three unique sites in the Santa Ynez Valley: from the marine sedimentary loam of Camp Four, the pure sand of Brick Barn, and the clay/loam of the cooler NE-facing Santa Ynez Vineyard, all harvested by hand. Fermentation was in a mix of cement eggs and neutral wood, followed by additional aging was in neutral French oak for six months, then only a rough filtration before bottling.

Blend : Vermentino (100%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Railsback brothers Lyle, and Erin
The Railsback brothers Lyle, and Erin
Santa Ynez Country, California

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