2022 Amevive Gamay Noir Santa Barbara County, USA

2022 Amevive Gamay Noir Santa Barbara County, USA


ORGANIC: Practicing

VINEYARD: This wine is made entirely of Gamay clone 358 planted at Shokrian Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA. Shokrian has been farmed organically for many years and is applying for organic certification this year.SOILThis 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 this wine.

VITICULTURE: Farmed using all organic methods

VINIFICATION: This Gamay was harvested around 21 brix and fermented 100% whole cluster, partially in open top barrels, and partially in a larger open top ferment. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout 23ish days on skins. There weren’t many whole berries left at the end of fermentation.

AGING: After pressing, this Gamay was aged in neutral French oak barrels until bottling unfined, unfiltered in March 2023.

PRODUCTION: 109 cases