With the island of Corsica as our source of inspiration and the transverse valley of Santa Ynez as our source of magic, we love the potential of our 2021 Vermentinu bottlings. Packed with salty ocean mist from the Pacific Ocean, each site shows her unique terroir, while all displaying the creamy mouth-filling texture, bitter almond notes, and bright, citrusy freshness of our favorite white cépage.
Single Vineyard 3 pack
All three sites were vinified in a mix of concrete egg and neutral burgundy barriques, using only native yeasts; each was allowed to complete a natural malolactic. After choosing two barrels of each terroir to bottle separately as a vineyard designate, the remaining barrels were then blended and bottled without fining, only a rough filtration, and only the smallest amount of SO2 added at bottling
2021 Vermentinu “Brickbarn Vineyard”
The Brickbarn vineyard is located in the nearby town of Buelton on a terroir of pure sand, offering a more nuanced, delicate expression of the lemon-lime Vermentinu.
2021 Vermentinu “Camp Four Vineyard”
Owned by the Native American Chumash, Camp Four is on marine sediment/sandy loam and gives the most fruit-forward expression of our three Vermentinu bottlings. A sure crowd-pleaser, it’s full of California sun and charm.
2021 Vermentinu “Santa Ynez Vineyard”
Our newest addition to the pack, a partnership with the Santa Ynez Vineyard is from a Northeast-exposition on clay/loam, whose 2020 Vermentinu was quieter, more tightly wound, and with a slight “noble reduction” that we enjoy from our favorite white wine vignerons. Full of understated potential, it will likely show a greater sense of detail after some time in the cellar or a gentle decanting.