• Markus Wine Co.'s Markus Niggli approaches grapes like colors on a palette

    5 days ago - By Lodi Wine

    Markus Niggli taking field samples of Syrah in the Borra family's Gill Creek Ranch
    To Markus Niggli, the owner/winemaker of Markus Wine Co. , wine grapes are like paints on a palette. The purity of the colors selected by an artist are important enough; but it's how the colors are put to canvas - the interplay, the blending, the contrasts and textures, and of course, the arresting skill and imagination - that catches the eye, stimulates the mind, and even riles the senses or emotions, consciously or unconsciously.
    And so, unlike your typical American winemaker , Mr. Niggli is less...
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