'Virga Morada'

Regular price $95
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  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Hidden Gem
    Underrated regions, rare varietals and notable producers that we can’t wait to tell you about!
  • Light & Lifted
    Fresh reds that love a chill.
  • Zero Zero
    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
  • Weekend Prizes
    Fancy meal or second-date wines under $50.
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'Virga Morada'

Regular price $95
/
  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Hidden Gem
    Underrated regions, rare varietals and notable producers that we can’t wait to tell you about!
  • Light & Lifted
    Fresh reds that love a chill.
  • Zero Zero
    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
  • Weekend Prizes
    Fancy meal or second-date wines under $50.
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Gravenstein Apples, Syrah Skins, Pinot Noir Skins, Santa Ynez Valley, California

A mash up, frankensteined hybrid of jewel-toned proportions! Oakland native and 3rd generation winemaker, Chenoa Ashton-Lewis, along with cinematographer, Will Basanta, began their zero-zero wine project ‘Ashanta’ in 2019 after getting bit hard by our friend ‘the . . .

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Gravenstein Apples, Syrah Skins, Pinot Noir Skins, Santa Ynez Valley, California

A mash up, frankensteined hybrid of jewel-toned proportions! Oakland native and 3rd generation winemaker, Chenoa Ashton-Lewis, along with cinematographer, Will Basanta, began their zero-zero wine project ‘Ashanta’ in 2019 after getting bit hard by our friend ‘the wine bug’. Old vine, dry-farmed grape skins were up-cycled and used for this apple + grape co-ferment – 90% Organic Gravenstein apples (from their buddies at Bardos Cider in Occidental, CA), 5% Syrah & 5% Pinot Noir skins. The apples were fermented in stainless tank for 10 days, then mixed with fresh pressed syrah skins & fermented pinot noir skins (from the Ashton family vineyard in Sonoma Valley). Everything co-fermented for 13 days, then was bottled with residual sugar that slowly turned into these spritely jets of bubbles. The wineries tasting notes are too good to ignore – tart cherries, Flinstones vitamins, jelly belly, Jamaica spritz with earthy undertones. Drink while listening to Prince’s, Purple Rain – did you know that ‘Virga Morada' means “purple rain that never hits the ground”? How lyrical and mystifying, what exactly does is mean? Write us with your thoughts.


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Gravenstein Apples, Syrah Skins, Pinot Noir Skins, Santa Ynez Valley, California

A mash up, frankensteined hyb. . .

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Gravenstein Apples, Syrah Skins, Pinot Noir Skins, Santa Ynez Valley, California

A mash up, frankensteined hybrid of jewel-toned proportions! Oakland native and 3rd generation winemaker, Chenoa Ashton-Lewis, along with cinematographer, Will Basanta, began their zero-zero wine project ‘Ashanta’ in 2019 after getting bit hard by our friend ‘the wine bug’. Old vine, dry-farmed grape skins were up-cycled and used for this apple + grape co-ferment – 90% Organic Gravenstein apples (from their buddies at Bardos Cider in Occidental, CA), 5% Syrah & 5% Pinot Noir skins. The apples were fermented in stainless tank for 10 days, then mixed with fresh pressed syrah skins & fermented pinot noir skins (from the Ashton family vineyard in Sonoma Valley). Everything co-fermented for 13 days, then was bottled with residual sugar that slowly turned into these spritely jets of bubbles. The wineries tasting notes are too good to ignore – tart cherries, Flinstones vitamins, jelly belly, Jamaica spritz with earthy undertones. Drink while listening to Prince’s, Purple Rain – did you know that ‘Virga Morada' means “purple rain that never hits the ground”? How lyrical and mystifying, what exactly does is mean? Write us with your thoughts.


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*Although we will always do our best to offer free shipping when possible, customers in especially remote locations may be contacted for additional delivery fees.

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