We wanted that summer to last forever.
A blend of 67% Treixadura and 33% Godello, Summer of '69 is a gorgeous white wine here just in time to keep the vintage summer vibes going.
Treixadura is a variety popular in Spain and Portugal, known for its medium body, full flavors, and citrusy aromas. Also hailing from Spain, Godello is known to produce drier, lighter wines with brilliant acidity and complexity. The two fell in love late last summer after Bertus discovered them growing together in the Sierra Foothills.
Metate Vineyard is a bit of a rebel. While many Calaveras County vineyards choose to focus on red varieties, Metate owner Michael Stange acquired a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to import these rare white varieties in 2006. In fact, his Godello vineyard is the only legit planting in the United States. While some questioned this decision, the two grapes thrive in the unique growing conditions of the Sierra Foothills. After a perfect growing season, we picked our fruit on October 4, 2019 and took it to press.
The wine itself is straight-up exotic and don't let the color deceive you, this wine is pretty thicc for a white wine. We pick up some sexy Makrut lime, Madagascar vanilla, gardenia, and freshly-baked waffle cone aromas and just a little spice. In the mouth, we dig the pineapple dole whip and white peach flavors, combined with a round mouthfeel and brisk acidity. Fans of our Petty Cash will dig the direction we took here. Pairs well with everything from sushi to paella.
For the label, we found this cool photo from 1969 of two young lovers kissing by the edge of the water. If you look close enough, the dude has a sweet snake tattoo. These weird times have us harkening back to the carefree excitement of 1969, which gave us the moon landing, Woodstock, and Abbey Road.
We bottled just 69 cases of this special white wine to preserve the free and exuberant spirit of summer.
Summer of '69: make that summer last forever.