From the producer: A savory nose showcasing some of Syrah’s meaty characters alongside blueberry, raspberry, forest floor, brut cider, and garden herbs.
Vineyard Notes: The Syrah portion for this wine came from Hunter Hill just above Soquel in the redwoods of Santa Cruz, and the Chardonnay portion came from Amaya Ridge just a little further into the mountains. Both were farmed organic and dry farmed. Both yields were rather small, so we tried an experimental style coferment.
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Type: Rosé, Coferment, Red
Size: 750 mL
Grape: 55% Syrah, 45% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Vinification: The chardonnay was direct pressed, and the Syrah was placed whole cluster to float in the juice, hence the name lavalamp. This is a somewhat obscure vinification technique referred to in France as “flottaison” (flotation) or “trempouiller” (to dip, to soak). At near dryness the fruit was pressed off and wine sent to barrel. Due to a slow somewhat tricky ferment, 10 ppm of SO2 was added at barrel down to help the Sacharomyces yeast finish their job. One puncheon and one barrel was produced. No other additives.