- Multiple Vineyards
- ABOUT THIS WINE
Our Bella Vigna label is curated from our Estate Pinot Noir vineyards primarily in the Russian River Valley appellation. We wanted to create a blend that reflects the characteristics of our Estate vineyards and is still true to our Martinelli style. Bella Vigna translates to “Beautiful Vines”, and our winemaking team chose barrels that best denote the flavor profiles of our small, Pinot Noir vineyards combined.
- Growing Year Info
2021 was the driest known year on record and was also the third year of drought conditions for Sonoma County. Contrary to these conditions, the summer was relatively cool and started two weeks later than the previous year. The drought conditions did bring ripeness to each of our varietals at just about the same time. By the end of the first week, we had 40% of total tonnage in the winery. This included Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel from both Fort Ross-Seaview and Russian River Valley. Despite being a very compact harvest, small clusters and berry size have yielded exceptional quality which makes 2021 a standout vintage.
- VINEYARD DETAILS
- 70% of the grapes sourced for this wine are from our Russian River Valley estate vineyards
- 30% from our vineyards in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA
- Tasting Notes
The 2021 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir
- Courtney Wagoner
- Consulting Winemaker
- Erin Green
- Cases Produced