The Wine: Gamay Pinot Noir 2020
Lo-Fi Wines Gamay Pinot Noir is a red natural wine made from Hand harvested and organically grown, 100% whole cluster carbonic fermentation Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes from California. Each varietal was fermented separately and picked at different times. Pumped over once daily after which the top was again sealed and the fermenter was gassed using carbon dioxide. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria. Fermentation lasted for 8 days then pressed and racked into vessels for aging. The Pinot Noir was tank-aged while the Gamay was aged in neutral French barrels. After 4 months the wines were racked and blended together then put back down into barrel for an additional 3 months. A total Of 25 ppm so2 was added prior to bottling without filtration in keeping with our minimalist (lo-fi) philosophy. (source: Lo-Fi Wines)
The Producer: Lo-Fi Wines
Lo-Fi is a partnership between two lifelong friends who believe in hand-crafted honest wines that are made for everyday drinking. Wines to be enjoyed not to be collected. Easy drinking lower alcohol wines made to pair well with all types of foods, from pizza to paté.
We believe in neutral barrels, native yeasts, little to no sulfur additions, and no adjustment of pH. We love whole cluster fermentation. We adore carbonic maceration . We embrace a nothing added, nothing taken away philosophy that gives birth to wines that are young, vibrant and alive.
But in all reality Lo-Fi is less about what it is and more about what it is not. It is not over manipulated. It is not over-extracted. It is not overripe and it is not overpriced.
Less is more.
Mike & Craig.
(source: Lo-Fi Wines)