Artemis Botanical - Conspiracy of Equals (COE) | Cheval! 2019
🧑🤝🧑 Pair with: charcuterie, pizza, tacos
🌱 Farming: Organic
🥶 Serve: Cold
🍇 Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc, Valdiguie
🌎 Region: El Dorado County (Chenin Blanc) & Mendocino (Valdiguie), California
🤓 Geek Out: Both grape varieties were de-stemmed and fermented on the skins, creating what is basically a rose-orange blend. Funktastic! A super fun and tasty wine to enjoy with friends, laughs, and sunshine.
COE (Conspiracy of Equals) is a Bay Area collaboration between Esteechu Dunatte and Artemis Botanical's Ian McCarthy. The partnership was created more or less as a happy accident- the two winemakers unknowingly brought the same fruit from the same growers into the cellar they were sharing in Richmond, CA. Despite both of them self-proclaiming to be too opinionated for a partner, they realized they were agreeing about tastes and cellar decisions. So, the two decided to combine their fruit and make wine together under the COE label. The results? Delicious!