Emme Wines "Maryjane Madeline"

USA, California, Mendocino County
  • Suggested Pairings
  • Poultry
  • 11% ABV
  • Organic

Winemaker Rosalind Reynolds shows her delicate hand with this lightly styled Carignan, which feels akin to a dark rosé. Carbonic maceration is responsible for a playful nose of strawberry Starburst, cotton candy and syrupy grapes. Higher acidity and beguiling minerality make this a no-brainer for fish tacos or stuffed peppers.

Rosalind Reynolds is the woman behind Emme Wines, and she works with a like-minded community of of grape growers and winemakers in Northern California to create organic wines that are crafted without additives. She makes wines that show life and energy — with a focus on how wine is as much about the community that surrounds it as it is about what’s in the glass itself,

  • Farming Practices: Organic
  • Harvesting Method: Manual
  • Soils: Loam
  • Fermentation: 50% direct press, 50% whole-cluster; 7-day maceration with spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel 
  • Yeast: Native
  • Sulfur: 20mg/L
  • Filtration: Unfined; Unfiltered
  • Maturation: 5 months in neutral oak on the lees