Presqu'ile Vineyard, located on the southwestern end of the Santa Maria Valley AVA, is a very cold and coastal site with a strong influence from the ocean. The vineyard is planted on ancient sand dunes and is certified organic.
This Gamay was fermented with native yeast and 100% whole clusters. After 10 days on the skins and stems, the ferment was pressed to tank for a night before moving moved to neutral oak barrels. After 6 months, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
This Gamay is all earth, herbs, and red fruit. The cool climate of Santa Maria combined with 100% whole cluster fermentation encourages the fresh herbal quality of green and black tea, pink and white peppercorns, and baking spice. Below the spice and earth, you'll find bright red cherry and pomegranate, with a core of acidity and well-balanced tannins holding it all together.