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Alta Maria Vineyards Pinot Noir 2021

America, California Wine

Pinot Noir from Rancho Ontiveros, Gold Coast and Neilson Vineyards.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Producer Alta Maria Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir  
¥3,520  (incl. tax)

Pinot Noir from Rancho Ontiveros, Gold Coast and Neilson Vineyards.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Producer Alta Maria Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir  
Production

Viticulture

The Alta Maria 2021 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of 3 iconic vineyards: Ranchos de Ontiveros, Gold Coast and Nielson Vineyards.  The vineyards are farmed sustainably and are a mix of older and newer plantings and clones.

Vinification

The wines were fermented in small batches, of which about 15% was whole cluster fermented, then pressed, racked, and aged 8 months in French oak with 15% of barrels being new.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Bright red with a tinge of orange in color. Nuances of small red berry fruit on the palate with tea, dried herbs, cloves and rosewater. Finishes with enticingly bright acidity.

 

Producer

Producer Description

Creating Wines with a True Reflection of Terrior

Alta Maria is a small, artisan winery focusing on producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the cold and oceanic Santa Maria Valley appellation in Santa Barbara County. Founded by 9th Generation Californian James Ontiveros, and Winemaker and long-time college friend Paul Wilkins, Alta Maria’s wines are inspired by the old world regions of France and are classic examples of purity, balance and complexity. They strive to make the best wines possible in a very conscientious manner and employ organic and sustainable practices leaving no indelible mark on the people and places around us.

The name “Alta Maria” refers to the upper Santa Maria River, which James’ ancestor, Don Juan Pacifico Ontiveros crossed on Saint Mary’s Day, 1855, as he drove cattle from Southern California to his new home at Rancho Tepusquet – now home to some of the world’s most renowned vines. The picturesque river flowing through the valley was the force responsible for sustaining ranch life in those early days.

The artwork for Alta Maria Vineyards features hand-hewn iron nails used by homesteaders in Santa Maria before the Industrial Revolution introduced mass-produced, machine-cut nails. Despite its lowly function, each nail is unique from the next according to the conditions in which it was made and the expertise of the craftsman.

 

 

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Case Size 12 blts/case
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code AM211590
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