Ursa Major 2022 Exile, Love and Misunderstandings Gamay 750ml

SKU: 1028766
UPC: 968521227644
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Grown at our Stoneface Vineyard high up above the Naramata Bench. Farmed organically by hand. We didn’t have access to much equipment here so all we had at our disposal was a backpack sprayer and a weed wacker. The goal with this site was to let the previous forest floor come back to life, and provide much needed organic matter in the very rocky and loamy soil. A long and slow growing season allowed us to harvest on October 16th. The fruit was gently destemmed with 20% whole bunches on stems included in the ferment. We had started a pied de cuve yeast in the vineyard a week prior, after the fruit cold soaked for a couple of days, we added the wild yeast from Stoneface into the tank to kickstart fermentation. After an 14 day maceration the juice was pressed directly into neutral barriques and puncheons to finish fermentation. After both primary and secondary fermentation were completed we added approx 25ppm of sulphur. After an 8 month elevage the wine was racked once to tank for bottling, unfined and unfiltered in May.