Florez Wines Lava Lamp 750ml Bottle
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Florez Wines Lava Lamp 750ml Bottle

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750ml Bottle 

Variety 55% Syrah, 45% Chardonnay
Location Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard Hunter Hill Syrah and Amaya Ridge Chard
Soil Sandstone & shale loams
Production ~72 cases
Alcohol 12.9%
Expression
A savory nose showcasing some of Syrah’s meaty
characters alongside blueberry, raspberry, forest floor,
brut cider, and garden herbs.

Vineyard
The Syrah portion for this wine came from Hunter Hill
just above Soquel in the redwoods of Santa Cruz,
and the Chardonnay portion came from Amaya Ridge
just a little further into the mountains. Both were
farmed organic and dry farmed. Both yields were
rather small, so we tried an experimental style
coferment.

Vinification
The chardonnay was direct pressed, and the Syrah
was placed whole cluster to float in the juice, hence
the name lavalamp. This is a somewhat obscure
vinification technique referred to in France as
“flottaison” (flotation) or “trempouiller” (to dip, to soak).
At near dryness the fruit was pressed off and wine sent to
barrel. Due to a slow somewhat tricky ferment, 10 ppm of
SO2 was added at barrel down to help the Sacharomyces
yeast finish their job. One puncheon and one barrel was
produced. No other additives.


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