ABOUT THIS WINE
Three organically farmed vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa produce some of the most delicious Pinot Blanc. RSV farms these vineyards organically, with methods based on the principles of biodynamic farming laid forth by Rudolph Steiner. It is a method of farming with the goal of “healing an ailing earth” by overcompensating for the destructive nature of farming with techniques that embrace natural systems.
The Pinot Blanc from these three vineyards - OSR, Three Amigos and Scintilla Sonoma - produce gorgeous fruit that requires little to turn into stunning wine. The grapes are night harvested, gently whole cluster pressed and cold-fermented in stainless steel fermenters. The bright nature of the wine is balanced by lees contact…. other than that, the wine is as pure and delicious as it gets and is bottled in half bottles and magnums so you can start with it or party with it.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
RSV is a second generation, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Every vine for every wine was planted by RSV and every vineyard is certified* organic. One could say that RSV is beyond organic. Since 1991, RSV has been practicing the “whole farm” philosophy of interrelationships based on Rudolph Steiner’s 1928 lecture “Agriculture.” This approach stresses the need to heal damage done by modern, mechanized farming - tapping into the rhythms of nature, encouraging natural processes, to grow superior winegrapes that require little but care to craft into expressive, vibrant and living wines.
RSV approaches the cellar as purists (with the same winemaker, Jeff Virnig, for over twenty-five years) to craft wines that are true and pure. The guiding principle that “wine is not an athletic event” has allowed the wines of RSV to stay true to vineyard and variety. Elegance over brawn has always been the house style and RSV does not submit wine for review by score-centric critics; because to taste wine in a competitive atmosphere, without food on the table, encourages wines that shout, ignoring subtle wines of balance, finesse and elegance... the attributes that define the fine wines of RSV.
*RSV’s vineyards are certified by C.C.O.F. - California Certified Organic Farmers. Due to the fee structure of Demeter USA, RSV no longer uses the trademarked words “Demeter” or “Biodynamic” as of the 2012 vintage - no matter, RSV has not changed farming philosophy
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