Bichi No Sapiens, 2017
*wine made in natural wine style*
From Jose Pastor Selections:
No Sapiens comes from a dry-farmed 20ha vineyard comprised of a mysterious grape variety that remains unidentified. The farmer says it could be Dolcetto, the Téllez family thinks maybe Cariñena due to it's sharp acidity, no one is quite sure and perhaps it doesn't really matter as this wine shows its place beautifully. The head-pruned, ownrooted vines are planted close to the Pacific Ocean in the area of San Antonio de las Minas in Ensenada, Baja California. The grapes were harvested by hand, de-stemmed and fermented and raised entirely in steel tanks, and bottled without fining or filtration and only 20 ppm of added SO2. No Sapiens is a fresh, medium-bodied Pacific red wine with structure and acidity, red/black fruit and fine tannins. A perfect match for redsauced pasta or pizza, or anything off the grill.