2022 Âmevive Wine Gamay, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
This wine is made entirely of Gamay clone 358 planted at Shokrian Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA. Shokrian has been farmed organically for many years and is applying for organic certification this year. This vineyard appears sandy at the surface, but is rich in clay loam about 3 feet below the surface.
This Gamay was harvested around 21B and fermented 100% whole cluster, partially in open top barrels, and partially in a larger open top ferment. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout 23ish days on skins. There weren’t many whole berries left at the end of fermentation. After pressing, this Gamay was aged in neutral French oak barrels until bottling unfined, unfiltered in March 2023.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Winemaker, Alice Anderson, spent two years working in the Northern Rhône where the seamless connection between farming and winemaking became her ethos. After returning to Santa Barbara County, Alice worked for and was influenced by some of the region’s brightest winemaking lights. She’s taken those experiences and influences to her brand called mevive Wine.
mevive is a small winery and vineyard based in Santa Barbara County. Alice Anderson and her partner farm a historic 10-acre vineyard in Los Olivos District AVA, home to Syrah, Mourvedre, and Marsanne planted in 1971. They farm with the environment in mind using biodynamic and regenerative organic practices. They actively rotate chickens, sheep, and ducks throughout the vineyard, and are completing their 3rd year of no till. They add nothing but occasionally minimal sulfur to the wines and they are always unfined, unfiltered, and made with intention. Alice likes to say that she "makes natural wines for the classic palette." She is extremely passionate about the natural world, keeping the wild wild, and making tasty wines that are good for both the planet and our bodies!