Rosé of Gamay Witters Vineyard 2020
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation El Dorado County
Wine Type Rosé - Still
Vineyard Inspired by a trip to Beaujolais many years back, Steve Edmunds and Ron Mansfield took the great risk of planting the first known true Gamay Noir at high elevation in the Sierra Foothills. At 3300’ it’s one of the highest vineyards in California which can have the favorable diurnal shift of warm days but very cold nights which makes for slow ripening and acid retention. Northernly exposition, rolling hillsides, and deep volcanic clay loam and quartz, Gamay thrives in its dramatic alpine environment.
Soil Volcanic clay loam and quartz.
Vinification Picked early to preserve acidity and and crushed by foot for a 2-day whole cluster cold soak. Spontaneous wild fermentation in a combination of stainless and neutral oak.
Aging Aged 6 months in neutral barrique.
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