2021 Lady of the Sunshine Pinot Noir "Chêne Vineyard", Edna Valley, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
This vintage is a 50/50 split of dijon clone 667 and 115 from the steepest hillside blocks that sit on monterey formation rock bed. this site is naturally devigored and makes for concentrated, small clusters that achieve stem lignification early on. the grapes were fermented with 100% whole-cluster with light extraction during fermentation. the wine was pressed in our wooden basket press at dryness and aged for 10 months in neutral french oak barrels before being racked for the first time to bottle, without filtration.
Think crushed raspberries, violets & dried rose petals with chalky tannin
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Gina Giugni is a second generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker. Gina started Lady of the Sunshine in 2017, with a focus on regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming in pursuit of making natural wines that reflect the purity of the place they come from.
Since 2018, Gina has been farming the 6.5 acre Chene Vineyard, located in the Edna Valley appellation on the Central Coast. Since her takeover, the vineyard earned Demeter biodynamic certification in 2020 and Lady of the Sunshine earned winery Demeter certification in 2021.
Gina and her husband, Mikey, run Scar of the Sea and Lady of the Sunshine together out of their winery in San Luis Obispo, CA.