Grape: Chenin Blanc
Tasting Notes: Apple, Orange, Nuts, Mineral
Since 2002, The Folk Machine has been a family owned and independently operated winery based in the historic Roseland neighborhood of Santa Rosa. The 2020 Jeanne D'Arc is yet another gem from Kenny Likitprakong - one of the coolest winemakers on the planet!
The wine is fermented on the skins and then goes through malolactic fermentation in neutral oak barrels. The palate features a savoury, wheaty texture like a German wheat ale with intriguing flavors of green apples, oranges, lemons, vanilla cream, pear, creme fraiche, nuts, and salty minerals. But it's not a funky Orange wine. Lively acidity with a hint of drying tannins make this an unconventional yet compelling wine to pair with crudo & roasted brussel sprouts. Unlike any CA Chenin we've ever tasted!