Taste the Life Within...
Our deep reverence for the Life that actually creates the wine, within the vineyard, winery & barrel, defines our natural winemaking. Our fundamental question is how best to allow the truest, natural expression of the grapes & life within, each distinct growing year.
Distinction, not uniformity.
Complexity, not expediency or clarity.
Harmony, not dominion.
The Art of Simplicity
Wine Ingredient Labeling
Our back labels have long either transparently listed ingredients (Note: not just "additions") or include QRC Codes with quick links to Ingredients.
If any additions to the grapes, they are limited to:
Water: (Reds only) long periods of barrel aging, and water evaporation from barrel, takes it too far away from the expression of the grapes at harvest. We would prefer to eliminate this effect if too pronounced
Yeast nutrients: (Reds only) certified organic -- used only in micro dosage and/if in rare cases -- when sulfide expression during peak fermentation does not subside on its own
Sulphur Dioxide: Preference is to make without any addition, but while some wines have allowed this through their evolution, most do not
"Removals": Our wines are heavy in lees. Vast majority of wines not racked. But if they are, yes, there are some elements lost in sediment left behind. Never fined/ filtered.
Our intent is making wine w the character of:
Old and New World wines together
Tension between Sweet & Savory notes
Crafted for Food, and ageworthy
Honoring the Life within...