A couple of brief years ago, Megan Bell was determined to begin her own service in the white wine trade, not a simple task. As the owner/winemaker of Margins Red wine, she has actually achieved her objective.
Distinct about Margins is that grapes are collected from what Bell describes as underrepresented areas, vineyards and varietals.
“We are part of the growing movement in California to make wines from vineyards farmed naturally or in natural conversion using minimal ingredients throughout the wine making procedure, therefore showcasing the vineyards the grapes came from,” she says.
In the case of the delicious 2020 Mourvèdre ($30), grapes were grown in Sattler’s Vineyard in the hot, dry foothills of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. Vineyard owner Ed Sattler planted Mourvèdre and Counoise vines in 2009 and has actually been “thoroughly associated with farming given that the beginning.” Bell goes out of her way to discover these remarkable vineyards that are not always on the forefront.
The Mourvèdre was fermented on skins for 10 days, aged in neutral oak for 9 months– with no fining, no filtration and no other adjustments or additions other than 20 ppm of sulfur dioxide the week before bottling. The outcome is a stunning red white wine with mouthwatering flavors of guava, cassis and the subtropical feijoa fruit.
As Bell expands her business, she has actually begun hosting personal appointment-only tastings at her Watsonville winery. White wines by Margins can be found in your area at AJ’s Market, Bad Animal, Soif and Staff of Life. She likewise has a white wine club, so have a look at her upcoming spring releases. Visit marginswine.com for more details.
Impressive in the Field
The winter 2022 Exceptional in the Field suppers will be occurring in California from Feb.6-20. These cooking banquets– both for the eye and the taste buds– are run by Santa Cruz’s chef/artist Jim Denevan and are held in farms, orchards, caverns, deserts and more. These dining extravaganzas are likewise held in other states and Mexico, should you want to take a trip far for supper! Visit outstandinginthefield.com for information.