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Âmevive - Gamay - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023
Âmevive - Gamay - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023
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Âmevive - Gamay - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023

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This wine is made of three different gamay clones from both Martian Ranch Vineyard and Shokrian Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA. Martian Ranch is Demeter certified biodynamic, and Shokrian Vineyard has been farmed organically for many years. We’ve been working with both of these sites for a few years now and uniting them together in one wine brings out their best sides! Both of these vineyards appear sandy at the surface, but there is a rich loamy clay about 3 feet below the surface in pockets of these blocks.

This Gamay was harvested in 3 separate picks hovering from 19B to 22B. Of course, all three picks were fermented 100% whole cluster. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout their primary fermentation without the use of sulfur. Depending on each fermenter, the grapes were pressed after 16-21 days on skins. As always, these fermentations may start a little carbonic, but they always finish with a fully extracted fermentation. There are never many whole berries left un-squished at the end of fermentation. After pressing, this Gamay was aged in neutral French oak barrels until bottling unfined and unfiltered on March 18, 2024
Tasting Notes
2023 Gamay has the freshness of the new world, and the structure of an edgy old world Gamay. Like when you bite into a ripe Satsuma plum - lush sweetness, a little acid, and some tannin. But don’t forget about that little herbal kiss that consistently comes from these sites. Perfect now, perfect in many, many years down the road.
Wine Details

  • 11.5%ABV
  • 310 cases produced
  • Organic and Demeter certified biodynamic grapes, minimal sulfites
    about the label
    Art: The Darner dragonfly surrounded by its flowers of choice were painted by my brilliant mother, Eileen Anderson. The dragonflies are an integral part of the ecosystem as they prey on smaller invertebrates like mosquitos. At the same time they become food for birds and bats in the vineyard. The family of California quail, Callipepla californica, on the back are painted by me. The quail families run around the vineyard and surrounding bushes in spring and summertime and bring a delightful energy to the vineyard.

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    Pronunciation: "ahm-veev" ​ ​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.


We lease and farm the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos District A.V.A.

This vineyard was planted by Charlotte Young in 1971 and is still owned by her three daughters. Charlotte's right-hand man, Miguel Ibarra, Helped her plant the vineyard in 1971 and continued to work on the vineyard for more than 40 years. Today, we celebrate this duo by designating these 10 acres as the Ibarra-Young Vineyard.

Ibarra-Young Vineyard was one of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Ynez Valley and has so much soul you can feel it. The first 3 acres were planted in 1971 and 3 more acres were planted in 1973. In the late 90's and early 2000's Bob Lindquist completed Ibarra-Young's planted acreage with the "young" vines in the rockier section of the vineyard.

The vineyard is planted to Syrah and Mourvèdre planted in 1971, Marsanne planted in 1973, as well as suitcase clone Tempranillo and Graciano planted in the late 90's. Everything on the property is own-rooted and has been farmed organically since 1993. We began leasing and farming this special place at the beginning of 2020 and employ regenerative organic and biodynamic practices.

Our goal is to rebuild an ecosystem of native species that live alongside our vine rows, regenerate soil health, and grow the highest quality grapes this site can give. We believe the best wine grapes are grown with minimal inputs and conscious vineyard management. We reject a systematic schedule for viticulture and farming in general. We believe that by working in conjunction with nature we can increase biodiversity and soil health, minimize unnecessary sprays, minimize tractor passes and compaction, decrease water use, and reduce our carbon footprint.

We look forward to taking you along on this journey of unconventional viticulture with us. We hope to convince you that with a lot of passion and hard work, world-class wines are made with minimal intervention in a vineyard that grows alongside a healthy living ecosystem.

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