Stirm Wine Company Los Chuchaquis Ancestrale Albariño
Regular price $24.00
Winemaker: Ryan Stirm
Appellation: Santa Ynez, California
Grape Varieties: Albariño
From the C5 vineyard in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, this organically farmed Albariño was our first foray into the world of sparkling wine. Made via simple methods, the grapes were picked at night on 9/18/2019, pressed with no skin contact and fermented warm to dryness. A portion of the juice was reserved, frozen, and later added to the finished wine, and bottled the next day, mid-November with 3. months of bottle age (en tirage), to finish the secondary fermentation in bottle. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur added, and not disgorged.
It's our belief that authentic wine is a direct reflection of the specific patch of earth it comes from. This ethos drives us to work with the most unique and rugged vineyards found on the central coast. These special sites have a story to tell unlike any other. We have two simple goals that direct every operation above all else: to present the narrative of the growing season in a delicious and transparent format, and to craft a wine with a strong foundation intended to age for decades. The fundamentals that we follow are old-school; we work with the seasons. We spend the majority of our time working in the vineyards, with our harvest season spent between monitoring natural fermentations to picking grapes and the overtime hours dedicated to fixing broken gear. Every year is unique, so the vineyard and cellar practices evolve annually to adapt to the changes each season brings forth. These simple methods require thoughtful, timely decision making, detailed work, and the patience to allow the wine to evolve at its own pace. The results are singular, authentic wines that represent a region, a site, and are a piece of living California history.