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Sprinkles on Top 2021

Stagiaire Wine • 750ml

$34.95

Made the same way as the 2020 version, but pushing the macerations since there was no fear of smoke. All of the Chardonnay from my Summit Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard and some Pinot Noir were whole cluster with Pinot Noir juice on top. A rose-ish things with more presence and density than you expect from the color.

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The Wine: Sprinkles on Top 2021

Stagiaire Wine Sprinkles on Top in the words of winemaker Brent Mayeaux: "Made the same way as the 2020 version, but pushing the macerations since there was no fear of smoke. All of the Chardonnay from my Summit Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard and some Pinot Noir were whole cluster with Pinot Noir juice on top. Left to infuse for 4 weeks [sidebar: I’ve been doing this wholecluster with direct pressed juice method since my first vintage in 2018 and since then others have discussed it with me and then done it for their own wines but attribute it to Daniel Sage but nobody has ever tried those wines in the US, so honestly its probably better marketing to just say it was inspired by Stagiaire] This site really struggled with the drought and the ferments were very very sluggish. The wines are really taught but with a slight touch of volatility that lifts things up really nicely. We will just say that it has “soaring aromatics” or something like that. In puncheons for 11 months. Its honestly like really tart watermelon jolly ranchers. What the kids these days are calling ‘juice’. Stylistically in that Octavin/Valseuse realm(but better). Crunchy candy shell with a chewy interior. A rose-ish things with more presence and density than you expect from the color".

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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