Style: Medium-bodied Red Vintage: 2017 ABV: 12.5%
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Region: California County: United States
Both vineyards are enriched with many of Rudolph Steiner’s farming principles to enliven the soil and bring the grapes to life! The La Estancia area generates a regularity of fog at night and through the morning, followed by wind in afternoon. The soil consists of sandy loam and silty soils. The Sumida Sisters Vineyard is located in the historic Santa Lucia Highlands. Erin and Simon Phillips, the current vineyard owners, planted the 8 acres of Pinot Noir in 2010 located below their La Estancia Vineyard. The soil is alluvial and porous consisting of Chualar loam, granite and sandstone -all which provide a nourishing environment for grape vines. Erin brings a fresh approach to farming this vineyard, maintaining balance with a light touch. She believes the essential ingredients to growing tasty grapes are fresh soil, air, water and most importantly, adding loads of love!
BREA Wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.