US-PSS-01-17

Syrah, ‘PS Santa Barbara County’, Piedrasassi

The P.S. is sold only to a limited number of trade clients, so it is hard to find, which is a shame, as it is absolutely delicious.

In the vineyard, the team at Piedrasassi picks a bit earlier than their colleagues to keep the alcohol levels in balance with flavour and to preserve the natural acidity of the fruit. In the winery, Moorman employs some whole-cluster inclusion, indigenous yeast fermentation, and no sulphur added at fermentation, remaining as natural as possible without compromising the integrity and stability of the wine. Elevage is in 500-litre barrels to limit the wine’s exposure to oxygen and to minimize the influence of oak. They add the smallest amount of sulphur to the wine at bottling; allowing the aromatics to stay expressive while still protecting the wine during cellaring.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Central Coast
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red