Les Lunes 2020 'Astral' Red Blend
Origin: Mendocino County, California, USA
Grape(s): 20% Pinot noir, 6% Zinfandel, 23% Zinfandel Rosé, 16% Carbonic Zinfandel, 11% Sangiovese, 17% Chenin blanc, 7% French Colombard
About The Wine:
The Astral Plane is the metaphysical boundary that separates the earth from the heavens. One must shed the norms and accepted traditions in order to free one’s mind to break through this plane into the heavens.
The combination of rosé, white, and red wines creates a category-less wine that subverts definition.
Les Lunes Wine has always focused on vineyards and farming. The wines are structured, elegant and age-able. The 2020 Astral Blend is a slightly different interpretation of Les Lunes’ estate vineyards in that the intention of the wine is to be light, fresh, and quaffable. This wine demonstrates a more playful side of their in-house farmed vineyards. Through shorter macerations and aging the wine showcases the incredible fruit potential created by their thoughtful organic farming.
About The Winemaker & Vineyard:
Les Lunes manages and performs all aspects of farming at the Kimberly and Pyaleh Vineyard. Everything is 100% organic; neither synthetic herbicides nor insecticides are used and all sprays are timed in relation to the moon. Composting and cover crops are used to increase the organic material, life, and vitality of the soils. The balance of the blend comes from farmers who farm their old-vine vineyards with focus, care, and 100% organic practices.