This wine reveals bright red hues and profuse brambly fruit aromas which are accented by black pepper notes. The juicy palate shows pomegranate and blueberry fruit with a crisp, fresh fruit finish.
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented with 83% destemmed and 17% whole cluster.
Maturation: Aged 4 months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Crafted in the style of Beaujolais wines. This light-bodied red wine from Monterey is perfect when served chilled and can pair with a wide variety of foods.
Our Valdiguié is grown on Chualar loam soil in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. Originally thought to be the Gamay Noir grape of France’s Beaujolais region, U.C. Davis has since identified this grape to be Valdiguié, originally from an area in the southwest of France. Regardless of its origin and identity, Valdiguié grown in the windy, cold Arroyo Seco produces a wine reminiscent of the ‘Crus’ of Beaujolais: Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent.