Who Goes There? 2022 Skin Ferment White Wine
En Cavale is a collaboration between Wolfgang Weber and Chad Hinds. Their idea was to team up and make soulful, yet accessible expressions of old-school Californian wine with a hat tip to many of their favorite wines from France and Italy. All of the fruit is sourced from organically-farmed vineyards and extreme care is practiced in the cellar with native yeasts carrying out fermentations, sulfur additions kept to a minimum (if any are made at all), and no filtration.
Who Goes There is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Albariño and Fiano, all fermented on their skins for about three to four weeks. The wine is salty and textural, hinting at tropical and citrus fruit both preserved and fresh, with a mild sense of chaos underneath it all.