Whole bunch pressed. No SO2 added. Fermented in 100% neutral French oak barrels and puncheon by native yeast. Malolactic conversion by native bacteria.
Aged 10 months on lees prior to bottling unfined & unfiltered. Minimal effective SO2 added prior to bottling.
Crisp and elegant with a brief hint of matchstick reduction upon opening. This wine is filled with lemon and chamomile aromatics that are carried through the finish by bright acidity. Barrel fermentation in neutral oak and native malolactic conversion add creaminess to the core of the wine that finishes clean and fresh.
2022 was a year of contradictions. The SLO Coast witnessed remarkable records being broken, including the longest period without measurable rainfall and an unprecedently long heatwave. Nature later surprised us with the wettest September ever recorded.
Despite these extremes, much of the growing season was typically foggy weather, which our vineyards thrive upon. The harvest for us began on August 17th with Pinot Noir from Bassi Vineyard. Overall, the harvest was compressed but of high quality with grapes being picked with moderate levels of sugar and full flavor.