Lo-Fi Gamay Pinot Noir 2022
Our commitment to sustainability and organic practices is reflected in our winemaking process. These grapes were carefully hand harvested and grown using only organic methods . We then fermented the grapes using the carbonic maceration technique, with 100% whole clusters being utilized in large sealed oak tanks.
To ensure a thorough fermentation, we perform daily pump overs and remove any excess juice. After nearly two weeks, the grapes are pressed and the juice blended back with the previously removed juice and allowed to complete fermentation. It was then racked to barrels and wooden tank the following day.
We rely on native yeasts and bacteria for both primary and secondary fermentation, and avoid the use of sulfur during harvest. To stay true to our minimalist (lo-fi) philosophy, we add a total of 30 ppm so2, and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Vineyard: Oak Savanna (Los Olivos) & North Canyon (Santa Maria)
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Harvest date: September 1st & August 25th, 2022
Brix at harvest: Average 20.50 brix
Fermentation: 100% Whole Cluster. Carbonic Maceraion. 12 Days.
Elevage: Neutral Austrian oak tanks (32HL) and French oak barrels (228L & 600L)
Aging: 6 months
Production: 850 Cases