A fresh and lush Gamay with the structure of an old world Gamay. Light tannins and built to age.
Variety: 100% Gamay
Vineyard: Shokrian Vineyard
Location: Los Alamos, CA
Production: 80 cases
This Gamay has the freshness of the new world and the structure of an edgy old world Gamay. Like when you bite into a rips Satsuma plum – lush sweetness, a little acid and some tannin. Perfect now, perfect in 5 years.
Whole cluster fermented in open top barrels. The grapes spent 23 days on skins. After pressing, this Gamay waws aged without sulfur in neutral French oak barrels until bottling unfined & unfiltered.
This block of Shokrian Vineyard is farmed organically and has been organic herbicide free for many years. This vineyard appears sandy at the surface, but is rich in clay loam about 3 feet below the surface. I believe this aids to the magnificent density in the wine.