This wine is made entirely of Gamay clone 358 planted at Shokrian Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA. This vineyard is farmed organically and has been organic herbicide free for many years. 2020 was this block’s second fruit. I picked a little earlier than anticipated this year to retain the acidity amidst all of California’s heat spikes as I knew I wanted to make a fresh springtime wine.
Nothingbutlove is exactly that. This wine is made without the addition of anything, including sulfur. Except for love, there was a whole lot of love added in the cellar!
This Gamay was harvested around 20B and fermented 100% whole cluster in open top barrels. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout 25ish days on skins. There weren’t many whole berries left at the end of fermentation. After pressing, nothingbutlove was aged half in stainless and half in neutral French oak until bottling unfined, unfiltered, and without the addition of sulfur on Saint Patrick’s day 2021. How lucky is that??
Translation: soulful, lively soul, living soul
- the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
- high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage.
- the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity and separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.