Lot #3 BALLETTO VINEYARDS
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
Pelletti Vineyard was destined for growing fantastic Pinot Noir with its perfect weather, fog, ocean breezes, rolling hills, northeast and northwest slopes, and good drainage. This 5-acre block with Goldridge soils and a warm micro climate is the warmest vineyard site farmed by Balletto Vineyards. It is planted to the Mt. Eden, Swan and Calera clones of Pinot Noir. The vineyard site and the combination of clonal plantings make “Pelletti Destiny” a must-have barrel lot at this year’s auction.
The Balletto family owns over 900 acres of vineyards in the Russian River Valley. They select the top 5% of grapes for their label and sell the remaining. Not only are their wines sought after, but their grapes are coveted as well by regional wineries. Their certified sustainable vineyards incorporate cover crops, natural pest control, compost, habitat management and recycled water. Balletto Vineyards is 100% solar powered including the entire winery, tasting room, event center and vineyard housing. They intend to add four electric vehicle charging stations in the tasting room parking lot, part of their long term commitment to the community, the farm and their employees.
Winemaker Anthony Beckman looks forward to the Sonoma County Barrel Auction each year. It’s his opportunity to pay special attention to one barrel of wine, elegantly layered and filled with intensity, that he will personally deliver to the winning bidder.
WINEMAKER(S): Anthony Beckman
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022
National Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.