The Wine: Lover Girl Pinot Gris 2020
Catch & Release Lover Girl Pinot Gris is a white natural wine made from 100% biodynamic Pinot Gris grapes grown at Filigreen Farm, Anderson Valley, California. Direct press. 20 day native yeast fermentation in stainless steel. Racked to neutral oak barrels and aged for 8 months. No additional racking, fining or filtering. Bottled 4/14/2021.
Winemakers' notes: Glossy pear, honey roasted macadamia nuts and baking spice sprinkled throughout. It’s Alsace with a dollop of sunshine. Polished and delicious.
The Producer: Catch & Release
We met at work - an ad network in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. We had similar upbringings although we were pretty detached from them when we met. Waldorf education and anthroposophic philosophies were not inline with our 24 year old selves. Now, older and wiser, we've gotten back to those roots. Our Mom's are so proud.
I’m Beno, I make the wine. This is Monica, she is all things aesthetic, and filters out all my bad ideas. The approach to Catch & Release is simple. Source the best fruit possible and let it do the heavy lifting. We do not course correct in the cellar so fruit quality is paramount. The wines are delicate - Less extraction, gentle pressing and a general philosophy that less is more. It’s all in the details. (source: Catch & Release)
The Region: Anderson Valley