A delicate and lively blend of Marsanne, Syrah and Mourvedre that drinks like a mixture of freshly harvested fruits.
Varieties: Marsanne, Syrah, Mourvedre
Vineyard: Ibarra-Young Vineyard
Location: Santa Ynez Valley, CA
Production: 90 cases
You can seek out glimpses of all three varieties in this wine. Delicate yet fairly formal. A wild one like a mélange of freshly harvested fruits from the garden, peeled and prepped for your seasonal jam making. Light, alive, easy, crushable.
Grapes were harvested on a single morning. The ratio of each grape is not a science, it directly correlates to the amount of vines in each row working up the western side of the property. The Marsanne, Syrah and Mourvedre were harvested into the same picking bins and brought to the cellar to be destemmed into open top barrels. After its native fermentation commenced, this wine was made with minimal extraction with gentle love touches and pour overs. Peripherie was sent to press after a little more than 2 weeks on its skins. The wine aged for 6 months 1/3 in stainless and ¾ in neutral French oak before being bottled unfined & unfiltered.
These vines are part of the original plantation of Ibarra-Young Vineyard by Charlotte Young in 1971. 2021 vintage parks these vine’s 50th harvest. This wine is from the far western side of the property where the vines absorb the water from the neighboring property and grow incredibly vigorous.