Lady of the Sunshine, Pinot Noir Chêne Vineyard Edna Valley 2020
100% Pinot Noir
Organic & Demeter Certified Biodynamic
California, United States
Gina Giugni is a second generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker. Gina started Lady of the Sunshine in 2017, with a focus on regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming in pursuit of making natural wines that reflect the purity of the place they come from. Gina also farms, full time, the 6.5 acre Chene Vineyard, located in the Edna Valley appellation. Since her takeover in 2018, the vineyard is now a Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard. Gina and her husband, Mikey, run Scar of the Sea and Lady of the Sunshine together out of their winery in San Luis Obispo, CA.
The 2020 vintage is a 50/50 split of Dijon Clone 667 and 115 from the steepest hillside blocks that sit on Monterey formation rock bed at the Chene Vineyard. This site is naturally devigored and makes for concentrated, small clusters that achieve stem lignification early on. The grapes were fermented with 100% whole cluster with light extraction throughout the duration of fermentation. The wine was pressed in our wooden basket press at dryness and aged for 9 months in neutral french oak barrels before being racked for the first time to bottle, unfined & unfiltered.
Think crushed raspberries, violets & dried rose petals with chalky tannin.