We all love canceled meetings, but what if a canceled meeting saved your life? Yeah…deep. But when a meeting was canceled at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001, Peter & Rebecca Work were able to look at their lives and realize it was time to change. So they packed up and moved to California and started Ampelos.
1 st in the US to be certified sustainable, organic & biodynamic
This wine is organic, sustainably farmed, and biodynamic… drinking this wine might actually help combat global warming.
Wine Varietal 100% Pinot Nior
Tasting Notes Bing cherry and rhubarb with a dust of nutmeg, fine grain tennis, and smoked earth tangy acids and a hint of lavender
Pairs Well With Traders Table Recipe
How to Serve it Room Temperature or Chilled to Preference
Winemakers Peter & Rebecca Work
Vineyard AVA Santa Rita Hills
Production Notes from the Winery Harvest • grapes were picked from our renowned ampelos vineyards • for each of the different blocks at our estate sections, we kept checking the fruit into the fall to ensure the optimal harvest time • the grapes were picked between September 13 and October 3 • we carefully inspected the clusters during the picking to eliminate anything but the best fruit – early morning work starting at midnight
Winemaking Style • all steps in the winemaking process were following natural and eco-friendly winemaking principles • cooling the grapes: after picking the fruit stayed 24 hours in our cold room to avoid the use of dry ice • cold soaked for 3-5 days after which the natural, wild fermentation kicked in. we did not use any man-made yeast – we prefer to let nature do her job. the flavors during fermentation were awesome! • hand punched twice a day to facilitate optimal extraction of colors, tannins and flavors • after primary fermentation completed we kept the wine on the skins for up to a month to allow further extraction of flavors, tannins and complexity • we drained the free run to tank and gently pressed the rest • barreled down after a day of settling • secondary fermentation (malolactic) finished natively – no bacteria or nutrients were added • the wine is (off course) unfined and unfiltered – as all our red wines are