RUTHERFORD, CA--(Marketwired - April 01, 2015) - With much anticipation, today, family-owned Round Pond Estate reveals details of their "Single Berry Ferment," the combination of art and science pushing winemaking further than it has ever been pushed before.
"Since the dawn of time, humans have tamed the wilds of vitis vinifera to drink the nectar of the gods," said Round Pond Estate Proprietor Miles MacDonnell. "The evolution has gone from field blends, to single varietals; from AVAs to single vineyards and down to the individual block. Now, at Round Pond Estate, through the ingenuity of winegrower and winemaker, we are able to take it one step further. Enter the Single Berry Ferment."
Round Pond Estate Winemaker Muiris Griffin, American-born and Bordeaux-trained, set about to create the world's first-ever single-berry wine; the ultimate expression of singular terroir. Together with winegrower Chris Pedemonte, Round Pond Estate embarked on a proprietary experiment to develop micro winemaking techniques that would allow for single berry fermentation and aging.
"From selection in the vineyard all the way through fermentation and aging, there is nothing like single-berry winemaking to challenge and educate the winemaker," said Griffin. "As Miles always says, Round Pond started making wine to become better growers. We have embarked on Single Berry Ferments to make us better winemakers."
"We hope to share the results of this exciting project with the industry to further our collective understanding of winemaking for the 21st century," said MacDonnell. "This is winemaking as Mother Nature intended."
The first wines from Round Pond Estate's Single Berry Ferment research are currently in barrel. Inquiries from press and trade are welcomed; however, availability is extremely limited. For more details and to see the process of single-berry winemaking, click here. http://www.feedbyroundpond.com/next-evolution-in-winemaking/
About Round Pond Estate
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated by the MacDonnell family, is a Rutherford farm, winery and olive mill specializing in the creation of pure, expressive Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc wines, artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars and unforgettable farm-to-table guest experiences -- all from the heart of Napa Valley. Round Pond has one of only two olive oil mills in Napa Valley allowing the estate to bottle as demand dictates providing customers with the freshest, best quality olive oil possible. Visitors are welcome, by appointment, seven days a week. www.roundpond.com
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