Le Machin Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Le Machin Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Le Machin Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Download PDF

Winery Le Machin
VarietiesPinot Noir (clone 667 and 777 on 101-14 rootstock)
Farming PracticesCCOF certified organic
SoilsTierra loam
Harvest Techniqueby hand in August and September around 23.5° brix
Fermentation95% destemmed and 5% whole crushed to 1.5 ton open-top fermenters with no SO2 added / 3-day cold soak / punch downs twice a day / after primary fermentation wine is racked to neutral 228L French oak barrels / then returned to tanks for settling
Malolacticfull malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria
Maturationup to 8 months in barrel
Sulfur60ppm total SO2
Item NoT0100
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Santa Rita Hills
Le Machin Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

Typical Santa Barbara season outside of an early bloom and fruit set. The lingering drought eased in most of the state but Santa Barbara still remained dry. September typically being our warmest month, our grapes were not affected by late season heat due to the crop load and early harvest date. Total degree days just over 2100. Rainfall total 21.28” (138%- of historical average).