Beno and Monica met at work - An ad network on 23rd and Madison in NYC. Today, they we pick grapes, move wine, and bottle based on moon cycles. “Our Mom’s are so proud,” they say. The approach to Catch & Release is simple. Source the best fruit possible and let it do the heavy lifting. They do not course correct in the cellar so fruit quality is paramount.
Nescere vineyard is a 3.5 acre farm in the Northern Sacramento Valley that focuses on Italian varietals. The vineyard is practicing organic, and dry farmed. This was the last pick of the year (October 5th) and the ripeness is present at every turn. Boozy Beaujolais.
The fruit was de-stemmed, and co-fermented for primary fermentation. The wine was then pressed into neutral oak and aged for 9 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
A co-fermentation collaboration between Italian constituents Sangiovese and Barbera. A medley of blackberry, dried cherry, and smoke, this wine is rich, sultry, and the eternal sanguine.
Drinks well on its own, or paired with grilled meats or tomato sauce based pastas.