Stagiaire: 'Scales & Arpeggios'

Stagiaire: 'Scales & Arpeggios'

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"It’s red wine! Honestly the 2020 blanc de noir from this high elevation Sangiovese vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains was pretty darn good. Really darn good considering the circumstances(fires everywhere and me getting kicked out of my winery right before harvest). Its a testament to the quality of the site, but I’m happy to be able to release a red version again. This site is really on the edge of being warm enough to get the grapes ripe. Probably the coldest Sangio site in California. Maybe anywhere? All of my other fruit is in. It is lean and tense but with really amazingly beautiful aromatics. To temper that acidity it was all whole cluster and macerated for 4 weeks and then aged in neutral barrels for a year. Its italianosity comes through with structure and acid drive but has a really nice erm… grapey smell to it, with whole cluster spices, and a touch of carbonic lift. Slightly more serious than the 2019" -Brent Mayeaux (the winemaker)

Producer

Stagiaire (Brent Mayeaux)

Grape(s)

Sangiovese

Region

Santa Cruz, California

Country

USA

Vintage

2021