A second label of Rootdown Wine Cellar by Mike Lucia to produce affordable new varietal wines. The fun naming idea came from a casual conversation how he uses “it’s okay” constantly. It then tuned into Es Okay, with humorous label and fun lines. The idea is to keep this wine light and fresh. Fresh, classic glou-glou style red, light body, bursting with juicy red cranberry, blueberry and cherry fruits. Woodsy with dried herbs and a plush texture. So easy to drink, it’s much more than Okay!
Es Okay red is a blend of Portuguese red grape varieties: Touriga National, Tinta Cao, Tinta Ruiz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca. Each variety was fermented separately with native yeast. The wine was punched down two times a day and pressed around 5-10 brix. Touriga National was partially fermented whole cluster (roughly 25% of the wine). The wine finished fermentation in tank and then barrels where it finished secondary. Aged in neutral barrels for 6 months.
540 cases produced.