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Bonny Doon 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend, Central Coast, California

Bonny Doon 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend, Central Coast, California

Bonny Doon 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend 2022

A Cosmic Journey in a Glass

In the heart of California's Central Coast, where the vines reach towards the sky as if to touch the stars, the Bonny Doon Vineyard has crafted a wine that transcends the earthly bounds of viticulture. The 2022 vintage of 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend is a testament to the pioneering spirit of winemaking, a skin-contact white wine that beckons the adventurous with its intricate dance of complexity and texture. Drawing inspiration from the historic vineyards of the region and the whimsical tales of flying saucers, this wine embodies the essence of innovation and tradition.

Product Details:

  • Region: Central Coast AVA, California
  • Varietals & Vineyards: 40% Grenache Gris (Loma Del Rio), 40% Grenache Blanc (Beeswax and Windfall), 10% Grenache (Sweetwater), 10% Orange Muscat (Carrasco)
  • Drinkability: Now - 2031
  • Serving Temperature: 50-55°F / 10-13°C
  • Alcohol Content: 10.5%

With meticulous attention to detail, the winemaking process for the 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend begins with the selective harvesting of Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris at their optimal brix. The grapes are then destemmed and subjected to a cold soak on their skins in rotary fermenters, ensuring a gentle extraction of colors, flavors, and textures that define the soul of this orange wine. Fermented to dryness with minimal sulfur additions, this wine captures the purest expression of its varietals and the vibrant terroir of the Central Coast.

The label, featuring artwork from the 1855 edition of "Bordeaux Chateaux" and a spaceship homage to Jules Verne, círca 1870, encapsulates the blend of historical reverence and forward-thinking that characterizes Bonny Doon Vineyard. This narrative is further enriched by the tale of Chateauneuf-du-Pape's 1954 ordinance against flying saucers, a whimsical nod to the vineyard's flagship 'Le Cigare Volant.'

A Tapestry of Sensory Delights

Upon opening, 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend 2022 unfurls with hints of apricot on the nose, leading to a palate characterized by tart marmalade and a subtle, inviting funk. This harmonious blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Grenache, and Orange Muscat creates a multidimensional tasting experience that is approachable for those new to orange wines and deeply satisfying for connoisseurs seeking depth and nuance.

Legacy and Innovation Entwined

Founded by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon Vineyard has been at the forefront of viticultural innovation and creativity for over four decades. From its early attempts to replicate Burgundy in California to its embrace of Rhône varietals and pioneering wine practices, Bonny Doon represents a commitment to producing wines that truly reflect their environment and the winemaker's ethos. 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend 2022 is a testament to this legacy, a bridge between the vineyard's storied past and its boundless future.

A Celebratory Sip:

Perfect for reflection or celebration, 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend 2022 invites pairing with various cuisines. From hearty winter roasts to delicate summer salads, this wine complements and elevates every dish. We encourage you to explore the boundless pairing possibilities and share this unique wine with friends and family. Available for a limited time, 'Le Cigare' Orange Blend 2022 is not just a wine but a journey—a voyage through the cosmos in a glass, waiting to be discovered. Join us in raising a glass to the endless possibilities of the universe and the timeless art of winemaking.


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