LA ONDA "EL COLO", SIERRA FOOTHILLS CALIFORNIA (NATURAL WINE)
A DELICOUS BLEND OF Mourvedre, Counoise, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT ONLY 2,208 BOTTLES MADELa Ondais a small project dedicated to making living wines of distinctive character. Wines taste alive when they come from vines surrounded by life, terroir that speaks loudly and winemaking that doesn’t get in the way. La Onda embraces the beautiful and painstaking nature of patiently growing wine from start to finish.I currently farm around seven acres of vines planted on terraced slopes between 1,900-2,400 ft elevation. The vineyard is wild, a true collection of vines, granite, red clay, insects, bees, herbs, flowers, berries, thistles and hungry animals. The farming is chemical free, without irrigation, without tillage and demands tons of work by hand and hand tools. We harvest the grapes by making several passes through the same vineyard sections over the course of weeks, slowly building fermentations with ripe grapes.Five wines are produced from this vineyard and an additional four from other organic and/or biodynamic vineyards farmed by friends. The winemaking is very simple: all the wines are either foot-stomped and left to ferment, foot-stomped then pressed or immediately pressed whole-cluster. There is no de-stemming, no additives and juice/wine is almost always moved by gravity flow rather than by pump. Wines are left to age in barrel for as long as they need and then bottled unfined/unfiltered before further bottle aging.