Los Chuchaquis "Ancestrale" Albariño 2019
From the C5 vineyard in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, this organically farmed Albariño was our first foray into the world of sparkling wine. Made via simple methods, the grapes were picked at night on 9/18/2019, pressed with no skin contact and fermented warm to dryness. A portion of the juice was reserved, frozen, and later added to the finished wine, and bottled the next day, mid-November with 3 months of bottle age (en tirage), to finish the secondary fermentation in bottle. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur added, and not disgorged.