2016 Picpoul, Luna Matta Vineyard, Paso Robles
The ethereal juice produced in our enigmatic cement eggs - a vessel mascot of the winery - sells our faster than we can make it.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: From the limestone-rich, nutrient poor windswept Luna Matta Vineyard in the western hills of Paso Robles, our late-ripening taut and concentrated Picpoul is a dramatic deference from your usual. Here, we present the unadulterated version, owing its expressive complexion not to a particularly noble grape variety, but a uniquely suited place just hospitable enough for most of the vines to survive and produce a few handfuls of grapes each year. Its typical Picpoul lemon acidity is buried under a spectrum of floral-lifted fruit. Fermented entirely in concrete egg.
VITICULTURAL AREA: Picpoul/Luna Matta Vineyard/Paso
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.