A fresh and floral expression of Albariño with just a touch of texture to add complexity.
Variety: 100% Albariño
Vineyard: Martian Ranch Vineyard
Location: Alisos Canyon
Production: 135 cases
Jumps out of the glass, like walking through a sunny garden with fresh blooms and a couple fruit trees with fruit so high up you need to go find your ladder. Think picnics and dog parks, unripe apricot suckers, and playing frisbee in a field of flowers.
Half the bins were foot crushed to macerate on skins overnight while the other half rested as whole bunches before being pressed lightly together. Juice was sent to tank to settle overnight. This Albariño fermented partially in stainless and partially in neutral French oak barrels, then aged in neutral French oak.
Martian Ranch Vineyard in Alisos Canyon AVA has been farmed biodynamically since its inception and has been Demeter certified since 2010. This vineyard lies on the hills of the San Antonio Creek Valley, gets warm during the day and cools off with coastal fog in the evening. The soils are rich in calcium from the Paso and Sisquoc formations and are composed of weathered sandstone shale, and marly limestone.