Subject To Change

I think it’s pretty safe to say, we at Ancona’s think wine is made better when it’s made organically.

For a wine to be Certifed Organic in the United States (European laws are a little different), it cannot contain any added sulfites or preservatives, and both the grapes and yeast must be Certified Organic.

Additionally, the vineyard in which the grapes were grown must have been practicing organic viticulture for at least three years prior to the release of any wine labeled as such.

If one were to dive deeper down the rabbit hole, they would most likely come across other terms such as “Biodynamic” and “Natural.” While the former refers to farming practices that are sustainable and holistic, the latter has no real definition and more importantly no regulatory agency dedicated to enforcing a predetermined set of guidelines.

For example, winemakers can and will market their juice as natural wines but aren't required to disclose whether they used any sulfer in the winemaking process.

When it comes to the aforementioned terminology, we at Ancona’s take things pretty seriously and therein choose to promote winemakers who not only mean what they say, but ones who are also transparent in their processes. And transparency is always easier when you know the people making the wine.

The Subject To Change Wine Co. produces truly natural wines with a focus on organically-farmed single vineyard sites.

Founders Joe and Kim Rosenberg, who live in Westchester, NY, stumbled up Ancona’s while seeking out retail outlets that carried a wide selection of natural wines.  

After several visits and friendly conversations in passing with Mitch and Codey, Joe and Kim brought it to our attention that they had decided to start a wine company and that it would focus on natural wine, made organically.

Curiosity killed the cat (Sorry, Mitch), and so it wasn’t long before we had samples in our possession.

At the time, Subject To Change did not have any licensed distribution in the state of Connecticut and so we loved the wine so much that we decided to clear it ourselves. (Ancona’s Exclusive Alert!)

This week’s dual offer features a Sauvignon Blanc and a Carbonic Red Wine, both made by the fine folks at Subject to Change Wine Co.

Joe and Kim, along with their winemaker and partner Alex Pomerantz, are sourcing fruit for both wines from organically and/or Biodynamically farmed vineyards in Mendocino County, California.

In the winery, Alex and his team are using a true hands-off approach to make some of the finest and most delicious natural wine we have ever tasted.

The grapes for their Sauvignon Blanc come from Feliz Creek vineyard. Completely dry-farmed, the vineyard runs along Feliz Creek north-west of the town of Hopland.

After the grapes arrive at the winery, Alex puts 30% of the fruit though carbonic maceration in sealed tanks to add depth, texture and layers of flavor.

The rest of the base wine is pressed whole cluster and fermented in tank before joining the carbonic juice. After 5 months of aging in stainless steel, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc straight out of the Loire Valley, notes of tropical fruit combine with an herbaceous edge that make this a patio pounder to remember!

Note: due to unforeseen circumstances inside this vineyard, this is a one-off wine and so what we have is all we will ever be able to get. I’ve already put my case aside.

The Subject To Change Carbonic Red is a blend of 85% Carignan and 15% Syrah from the Certified Organic Poor Ranch Vineyard.

Made in the winemaking-style of the Beaujolais, the grapes are moved upon harvest from bins to stainless steel tank and layered with dry ice to prevent premature fermentation.

Carbonic maceration takes place before the wine is pressed to tank where it goes through its primary fermentation. It is then racked to barrels to age and then racked back to tank before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The end result is pretty much the definition of “imminently crushable.” Bright red fruits along with structured tannin and bright acidity make this the perfect red for day drinking and BBQs. Chill it down before serving for the ultimate effect.

If you haven't hopped on the "Organic Wine" train just yet, these wines (and these prices) are definitely good reasons to take it for a test drive. 

As always please let me know if you have any questions regarding these wines.

Cheers!

Carey Vanderborg, Wine Specialist 

 

 

Subject To Change Sauvignon Blanc

Regular: $20.99

Email: $18.00

6pk: $16.90

 

Subject To Change Carbonic Red

Regular: $18.99

Email: $17.00

6pk: $15.90 

Note: 6pk pricing is Mix n' Match friendly!

 

 

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Ancona's is honored to humbled to present as lead sponsor, the First Annual Ridgefield Wine Week. Wine week begins September 17th and culminates with the a Sunset Wine Party @ Lounsbury House Sunday September 23rd. Mark your callendars! Come help us celebrate with 80+ wines available to taste, and exquisite food bites from Gallo Ristorante. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival and the Riedfield Playhouse! Advance Ticket Sales will be available shortly.

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