Idlewild “The Bird” Flora & Fauna 2019
48% Barbera, 39% Dolcetto, 13% Nebbiolo
The intention of Idlewild is to marry the varietals of Piedmont with Mendocino terroir. The Flora & Fauna is a yearly field blend cuvée designed as a food wine. Fermentation starts with carbonic maceration, but finishes with foot treading before spending 4 months in neutral barrel. The result is a structured, high toned wine with flavors of cherry, blackberry, anise and soil. Try with braised meats and greens.