Santa Ynez Vineyard is the coolest Vermentinu vineyard we work with due to the vines being planted NE facing and with north-south facing hills nearby. The marine loam and clay soil comes from the proximity to the Santa Ynez river which has deposited clay and minerals on the land over time. This type of soil is great for providing the essential amount of nutrients and retains the optimal amount of water necessary for these vines.
This is our second year producing single-vineyard Vermentinu, and Santa Ynez Vineyard proves once again to be a beautiful site for this delicate fruit. The slightly cooler days allowed us to pick the fruit slightly later at 22.7 Brix and the fermentation and aging in 100% neutral French oak bring out the light citrus and grapefruit notes while still having the traditional Corsican oily weight wine on the palate. This dry white wine is extremely versatile and although we are partial to pairing it with fish stews, it can be enjoyed with almost anything.