Tinto Amorio 'Monje Skin Contact' California 2022

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Tinto Amorio 'Monje Skin Contact' California 2022
Country USA
Region California
Appellation/Sub-Region California
Grapes Gewürztraminer, Zinfandel
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Certified Organic, Low-intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan

Tinto Amorio is having a bit of a moment. Founded by Anish Patel in Los Angeles in 2016, the company has really started to draw attention from those looking for fun and interesting, bright natural wines. Once an investment banker, Anish decided to switch to wine while recovering from a serious car accident and reconsidering his life trajectory. That decision has led, now several years later, to a lineup of really fresh and interesting wines. He and his team use grapes that are farmed organically or biodynamically, they ferment only with indigenous yeasts, and the only additive is a minimal amount of sulfur at bottling. This ‘Monje’ is made from gewürztraminer (95%) from Paso Robles, macerated for a modest seven days, with a little bit of zinfandel (5%) from Mendocino County. After aging in barrels 3-4 months on lees, it was bottled on the full moon. Passionfruit, red grapefruit, and a hint of pine resin open to blood orange on the palate, with a slightly nutty finish. It's an ideal balance of savory and heady, fruited ebullience. Certified organic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.