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Scales and Arpeggios 2021

Stagiaire Wine • 750ml

$35.95

It’s red wine! Honestly the 2020 blanc de noir from this high elevation Sangiovese vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains was pretty darn good. Really darn good considering the circumstances(fires everywhere and me getting kicked out of my winery right before harvest). Its a testament to the quality of the site, but I’m happy to be able to release a red version again. This site is really on the edge of being warm enough to get the grapes ripe. As I type this I am literally just twirling my thumbs waiting to pick the grapes for the 2022 vintage. All of my other fruit is in. It is lean and tense but with really fucking beautiful aromatics. To temper that acidity it was all whole cluster and macerated for 4 weeks and then aged in neutral barrels for a year. Its italianosity comes through with structure and acid drive but has a really nice erm... grapey smell to it, with whole cluster spices, and a touch of carbonic lift. Slightly more serious than the 2019."

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Product Description

The Wine: Scales and Arpeggios 2021

Stagiaire Wine Scales and Arpeggios in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "It’s red wine! Honestly the 2020 blanc de noir from this high elevation Sangiovese vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains was pretty darn good. Really darn good considering the circumstances(fires everywhere and me getting kicked out of my winery right before harvest). Its a testament to the quality of the site, but I’m happy to be able to release a red version again. This site is really on the edge of being warm enough to get the grapes ripe. As I type this I am literally just twirling my thumbs waiting to pick the grapes for the 2022 vintage. All of my other fruit is in. It is lean and tense but with really fucking beautiful aromatics. To temper that acidity it was all whole cluster and macerated for 4 weeks and then aged in neutral barrels for a year. Its italianosity comes through with structure and acid drive but has a really nice erm... grapey smell to it, with whole cluster spices, and a touch of carbonic lift. Slightly more serious than the 2019"

The Producer: Stagiaire Wine

Stagiaire Wine is a project led by soft-spoken talented winemaker Brent Mayeaux. Brent is part of a scene of young winemakers who are changing the face of Santa Cruz Mountains wine region - the other being Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co., Megan Bell of Margins Wine, and James Jelks of Florèz Wines. Brent's dedication, humble attitude, and talent are reflected in his wines, very precise, characterized by a perfectly balanced acidity that brings them to life. A must-try natural wine producer for all those who are willing to explore California every-complex natural wine landscape.


The Region: Santa Cruz Mountains

 

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