2018 Ampelos Viognier

Ampelos Cellars

2018 Ampelos Viognier


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 2001Peter & 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% Viognier

Tasting Notes
peach pie, apricot and lime sorbet, filling the palate with slate gravel.


Alc
13.9%

Winery
Ampelos

Winemakers
Peter & Rebecca Work

Vineyard AVA
Santa Barbara


Winemaking Style

The wine making goal for the Viognier is to retain the flavors of the freshly picked fruit and not to mask it with oak or other distracting components
We cold fermented it at about 50 degrees for about a month to ensure that the fruit flavors do not burn off
The primary fermentation utilizes the natural wild yeast that comes in on the grapes
The wine does not go through the second (malolactic) fermentation – that way we keep the minerality as well as the crispness of the fruit in the wine
To reduce our energy use, we have replaced the electricity hungry traditional cold stabilization with a new product based on manoproteins – the results are amazing and we feel even more “green” by doing so.
The wine was sterile filtered before bottling.

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