LIMITED SINGLE VINEYARD BOTTLING
In the case of the Maffei Vineyard, Jim and Ned Neumiller, Seghesio’s father and son growers, have been working with the Maffei family for a few years to secure fruit for a single vineyard wine from head-trained heritage selection blocks planted in 1928 and 1942. They work hand-in-hand with the original owners’ granddaughter Joanne Maffei. Just like the Seghesio’s, she is a passionate steward of her family’s land—so much so that Ned considers Maffei to be among the most meticulously farmed vineyards he’s ever seen. “I swear Joanne has a name for every vine,” concurs Jim.
Cranberry, pomegranate and spice box dominate the nose. Lush strawberry, raspberry and black cherry flavors on the palate. Wonderful rich mid-palate and vibrant acidity for a clean fruit-driven finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted duck or game birds like squab, grilled sausages over polenta with pepperonata, as well as hard, salty cheeses - Bleu, Pecorino and Feta.