VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
Harry "Red" Coturri started Coturri Winery in 1979 with sons Tony and Phil. He learned winemaking during Prohibition and the great depression from his father Enrico. Tony is a third generation winemaker and Phil is considered Sonoma Valley's foremost organic viticulturist, with over 400 acres of vines certified with the CCOF. Pinot Noir is sourced from Kate and Barry Roach's Jewell Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain and newer plantings at Lost Creek Vineyard. The vines at the 16-acre Jewell Vineyards are 37 years old and are dry farmed. The clone is Wente 13 on St. George rootstock.
No additives whatsoever are used in winemaking. Fermentations are by natural yeast, light pressing is done with a basket press, French oak cooperage is used, the wines are unfined and unfiltered, and the wines are hand bottled, hand corked and hand labeled.
About 5,000 cases a year are produced. The wines may be order using a form on the website or by phoning 866-268-8774,
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