2019 Picpoul Blanc
Windmill Vineyard - Organic
Our second release of Picpoul, a quite rare variety in California. Farmed organically. Native to southern France, the name means ‘lip stinger’ – a naturally high acid white grape perfect for our wine style. This 6 barrel lot was fermented and aged in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral puncheon (double sized barrel) for 8 months. Mouthwatering acidity, weight and aromatics. 12.1% alc.
The wine has nice acidity, but also great texture, weight and mouthfeel, making it a great winter white.
Windmill Vineyard is a new partner for us, in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Besides widely planted to many Rhone and Bordeaux varieties, it’s rolling hills and gravelly alluvial soils has a wonderful polyculture also growing and farming organically an array of fruit trees.