Amplify Wines 2018 Carignane, Camp 4 Vineyard, Santa Inez Valley

Amplify Wines 2018 Carignane, Camp 4 Vineyard, Santa Inez Valley

Item Number: 13308

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Santa Barbara
Appellation/AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation: Camp 4 Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Carignane
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
pH: 3.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Primary and Secondary Fermentation: Spontaneous with native yeast
Vessels: Barrel fermented and aged in 100% neutral oak for 9 months
Sulfur: None at crush, none during elevage, 10 ppm at bottling
Fining: No
Filtering: No

Cameron and Marlen Porter fell in love with Carignane's wild iterations in the Roussillon, though the way they choose to interpret the grape is inspired equally by Poulsard from the Jura. As a result, Amplify Carignane is a delicate, lithe, limpid red wine with just a hint of the savage. They know this fruit intimately, and nailed the picking window in 2018. They've also experimented so much with maceration times (8 days) that they’ve found that sweet spot between textural depth and weightlessness. The aromatics are very concentrated; they lean heavily toward the spice box end of the spectrum. On the palate, there is incredible concentration for such a delicate wine.