2020 Gamay Noir
Bright, with notes of cranberry, cherry, and rhubarb, this wine is vibrant and expressive.
In California, the grape is uncommon but has found a home in the high elevation granitic soils of El Dorado County. This wine comes from the Barsotti Vineyard, which is around 2 miles from the Lava Cap’s Estate at 2,800ft, where the grapes thrive on a cool outcropping of decomposed granite. These grapes, planted between 2005 and 2015, are some of the first true Gamay Noir planted in California.
Picked at lower sugars, and fermented with the goal of preserving the grapes signature bright aromatics, this is a perfect accompaniment a holiday dinner.
Harvest Date: October, 2020
Bottled: July, 2021
Cases Produced: 300