This Gamay is light and fresh with no shortage of bright red fruit and herbaceousness.
Variety: 100% Gamay
Vineyard: Barsotti Vineyard
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Light, fresh and utterly charming. Wild strawberry and summer herbs with cranberry tartness.
Picked in two separate passes, one early and one a bit later makes for a wine a bit riper and fleshed out than in years passed. Clusters are left whole and started by carbonic maceration, which lends its distinctive high tone appeal, then eventually crushed by foot and finished whole cluster for skin contact and extraction. Pressed to neutral barrique for a short 6 month élévage and bottled young to preserve delicate aromatics.
Grown at high elevation in the beautiful red granitic soils of the Sierra Foothills.