Lo-Fi 2019 Malbec, Santa Barbara County
- Fermentation: Whole cluster. 100% natural primary and secondary; pressed after 12 days.
- Barrels: 100% French 228 Liter oak barrels (four or more years old)
- Aging: six months in barrel. Two months in concrete tank 80%
- Production: 650 Cases
Hand harvested and organically grown; not de-stemmed, whole cluster, crushed by foot once daily after which the top was again sealed and the fermenter was gassed. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria. No sulfur used at crusher. The wine was racked three times prior to bottling. Total of 40 ppm so2 added without filtration in keeping with our minimalist (lo-fi) philosophy.