2021 J. Brix Skin-Contact Pinot Gris "Nomine Amoris", Santa Maria Valley, California, USA

All the intense fruit concentration, powered by a textured, electric mouthfeel (almost spicy!) Try pairing it with ham & Gruyere grilled cheese; fava bean-za'atar hummus; eggplant & red-pepper tart.


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Nomine Amoris means “in the name of love” in Latin. Only Love is our
motto in winemaking and life, and we love this Ramato-style expression of the Pinot
Gris fruit.

Vineyard soils: Planted on the Santa Maria Bench, an ancient riverbed made up of
alluvial soils containing clay, silt, sand, gravel, sandstone, and river cobble. Hand-picked at night, vineyard-sorted. Destemmed, skin-fermented for native primary fermentation (14 days). Pressed to neutral French oak barrels after primary fermentation. 3.5 months in barrel before bottling; full malolactic. Unfined, unfiltered, not cold-stabilized


Emily Towe & Jody Brix Towe are the husband & wife team of winemakers at J. Brix. They adore the variety California has to offer which means they find themselves compelled to make tiny quantities of as many different wines as they can. They try to add a new grape or style each harvest. Their fruit comes from a number of castly different, soul-stirring vineyards all over the state. They use neutral vessels, native yeast fermentation, and absolutely nothing else. In keeping with this minimalist approach they choose not to fine filter or cold stabilize their wines. Their motto: "in winemaking and life: Only love".


Grape(s) Pinto Gris
Farming Organic