Rootdown Cellars

Rootdown — a brand name which refers to the influence of the soil on wine, particularly in organic winemaking. Winemaker Mike Lucia has always been more interested in what the vine’s roots are drinking rather than how the sun is interacting directly with the fruit. Rootdown focuses on varietal wines from single vineyards that lead with earth and texture, rather than only fruit. Stylistically, these wines are also low alcohol, high acid, and made from relatively obscure grapes from California: Trousseau, Sangiovese, Mourvèdre, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and Pinot Blanc. Mike sources his fruit from organic vineyards in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Amador Counties.

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