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Bistue Cellars

Bistue Cellars

Contact: Germ�n Bistu�
Phone: 530.574.1159
Address:
P. O . B O X 2 2 7 2
Davis CA

BISTUE Cellars was born out of passion for exploring different wine regions and creating cool and remarkable wines. It all started in 2014 as a fun side project by winemaker Carolina Bistue and her family, but soon became a core part of the Bistue's Wine Bridge portfolio. Under the Bistue, Blackswift and Black Badger labels, Carolina makes unique, expressive and terroir-driven wines with Tannat, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from superb vineyards located in the California areas of Winters, Acampo and Murphys.

We carefully select our vineyards based on the ideal location for each grape varietal and the style of wine that we want to achieve.

Winemaker Carloine Bistue

Winemaking Notes: We harvest before sunrise on late September or Early October, depending on the maturity of the grapes and the climatic conditions of each year, obtaining well-ripened grapes with mature tannins and fantastic concentration of flavors. A good and clean harvest is the starting point for making great wines, so we hand-pick and sort clusters in the field and at the winery, eliminating all non-desired components. We also use dry ice after destemming to prevent early fermentation. Once at the winery, the grapes are fermented in bins with multiple daily punch-downs. Our wines are aged in a combination of new and used 300l French oak barrels depending on each vintage and wine. We hand-pick our grapes from the following vineyards in CA: Syrah from England-Shaw Vineyard, Winters. Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from Abba vineyard in Acampo. Mourvedre from Tanner Vineyard in Murphys.

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