Amplify Wines (500 ml) 2020 Garnacha, Demetria Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Item Number: 15967
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Demetria Vineyard
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Rocky shale
Case Production: 198
2020 is the first year that Amplify has worked with Garnacha. In recent years, they've been inspired by the grape’s expressions from the Sierra de Gredos (cue Daniel Ramos!), which marry graceful aromatics to powerful, mineral texture and structure. In Amplify's approach to Garnacha, they aim for the same. Harvested from a steep hillside block full of rocky shale in the biodynamic Demetria Vineyard, Amplify chose to ferment this 100% whole cluster to highlight these intense soils and emphasize a sense of tension on the palate. The aromatics are full of exotic spices, rose petals, and red fruit. The fusion of these perfumed aromatics with its stern texture makes for a compelling and distinctive expression of Garnacha, and it is one of their favorites wines they've ever produced.
Tech Notes: 15ppm S02 solely at bottling, unfined and unfiltered, 8 months in neutral wood on undisturbed lees. Hand bottled by gravity.