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 50% 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 7 months, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
The 2022 Presqu’ile Gamay delivers a bouquet of earth, herbs, and red fruit. The cool climate of Santa Maria combined with 50% whole cluster fermentation encourages a fresh herbal quality with notes of green and black tea, green peppercorn, and woodsy spice.
Below the spice and earth, bright red cherry, goji berry, and pomegranate round the palate, while a core of acidity and well-balanced tannins bring it all together.