Well, first there was the Albarino in a can, as featured on Sunday Brunch in March 2019. Now, something new - a rose!!
Look, we know there is a lot of wine now available in an, but this really is the creme de la creme. Or, well, creme de la can. Not many producers would consider canning this wine considering how special the vineyard and fruit is, but Evan Frazier does. A can may be unorthodox to you, but it has all sorts of benefits, most importantly for us, the smallest carbon footprint. They’re also airtight, light and easy peasy to recycle.
100% Carignane rose from Lodi from a 75 year old bush vine vineyard that is farmed by Leo Manassero. He grew up farming this block with his father and grandfather, and his son helps him today.
These vines are huge, offering a large protective canopy to shade the fruit, on silica rich, white sandy soil. The fruit was picked on 6th September, whole cluster pressed stems and all using a gentle champagne press cycle and fermented without additions in stainless. Canned in early January '19, 100% unmanipulated and a glowing copper-pinky hue. Rock on! 12% ABV.
“Packed in small jazzy can. Carignan. Very light orangey pink. Hints of orange and red fruits, very aromatic. Full of fruit flavour and depth for moderate alcohol. Excellent freshness and balance. Dry but very fruity and just the right presence of light tannins.. Delicious start to the tasting.” Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com