The 2020 Gamay Noir represents the second of its kind forHidden Bench. Planning for this new vineyard parcel started in 2013 with the vines going into ground in 2017. Located in the
Lincoln Lakeshore appellation, this terroir is ideally suited to Gamay Noir winegrowing. From vineyard to bottle our approach to Gamay is very similar to our Pinot Noir practices. Hand harvested across two separate days, 8 days apart, with one vat seeing 100% destemmed fruit and the other 22% whole cluster. Destemmed portion remained on skins for 30 days with the whole cluster portion drained and pressed off after 26 days. Following 9 months of barrel aging the wine was racked and blended in July 2021 prior to bottling in early June. Un-fined and unfiltered.