The Rorick Heritage Vineyard is located in Calaveras County and is southeast facing. It sits at 2,000 feet in elevation on a soil composed of schist overlaying limestone. Grapes are farmed organically. The fruit is foot trodden, basket pressed without sulfur. The must sits in tank for an overnight, ambient cellar temperature settle. The still cloudy juice is racked to a neutral Francois Freres 500 liter puncheon and undergoes an unaided fermentation. After a native malolactic fermentation, the wine is very lightly sulfured (20ppm) and rarely topped. It remains in that state, on gross lees until bottled.
Aromatically the wine has notes of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, saltwater, and bruised apples. On the palate, the finished wine is light but broad on the palate. The wine is sour, tart, silky and slightly oxidative.