Giuseppe & Luisa

Russian River Valley

Martinelli Road Chardonnay

This vineyard was planted with cuttings from Jackass Hill Zinfandel, only in the 1990’s. It was named after our great grandparents, Giuseppi and Luisa Martinelli, who started our first winery in the 1880s when they immigrated from Tuscany, Italy to be a winemaker. We wanted to pay homage to their determination to follow their dreams at 19 and 16 years of age in coming to the New World. (We actually say they were teenage runaways.) So we created this vineyard from cuttings from the original vineyard Giuseppe planted, Jackass Hill, and used the original label on this bottle that they used when they started our winery in the 1880s as a Thank You.

Specifications

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Zinfandel
Soil Information
Huichicha
Soil characteristics
Clay, hard-pan
Rootstock
420,101-14, 3309
Budwood
Jackass Hill and Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel budwood
Year Acquired
1961
Year Planted
1994

Wines from Giuseppe & Luisa

2017 G&L Zinfandel