2019 Gamay, Barsotti Vineyard
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In 2010 when we were planting the white varietals for our Eliza Blend with Ron Mansfield at the Barsotti Vineyard others (Steve Edmunds, Nathan & Duncan at Arnot Roberts) were planting Gamay. In the Beaujolais region of France Gamay thrives on granite so it made perfect sense to explore El Dorado. Both producers inspired us to plant Gamay at the Fenaughty Vineyard in 2018 which will result in our first wine about 2023-24. In the meantime, the Barsotti Vineyard is now in full swing with a little extra fruit each year so Tracey started making Gamay!
Ruby red with crushed red berries laced with spicy notes jump out of the glass. Medium-bodied, beautiful acidity and a focused and layered textural finish.
- Appellation: El Dorado
- Vineyard: Barsotti
- Varietal: Gamay
- Clone: Tablas Creek
- Age: Planted in 2010
- Elevation: 2800 feet
- Soil: Musick sandy loam
- Harvested: September 23, 2019
- Pressed: October 2, 2019
- Fermentation: Wild yeast & bacteria in concrete vat for 9 days
- Aging: 6 months in neutral French oak barrels & Clay
- Bottled: Unfiltered on May 4, 2020
- Production: 137.2 cases
- Release date: Summer 2020
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