Our 2021 G.S.M. is made from a selection of the finest Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, including Folded Hills Estate. Each site is meticulously farmed to organic and/or biodynamic standards. Winemaker Michael Brughelli works with growers to choose the optimum picking times to capture both freshness and flavor, then makes the wine in an honest and time-honored way.
After harvest, the fruit is carefully de-stemmed. In order to add another layer of spice and structure, a portion of whole cluster is retained. The vintage and vineyard guide the choice of whether or not to include whole cluster in the fermentation. Michael walks the sites before harvest and chews on stems in the vineyard and again in the winery to check their health and flavor for that year. Al fermentation happens naturally with ambient yeast, and the fruit is foot-trod until fermentation is complete. To preserve freshness and vibrancy. the wine is aged for 11 months in neutral French oak barrels.