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Ampelos Cellars – ‘Gamma’ Syrah

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Central Coast

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal Syrah

Cepage 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier

Winemaking cold soaked for 1 week before natural, wild fermentation kicked in; twice daily punchdowns; 1 week extended maceration

Aging 3 years in barrel (18% new)

Alcohol Content 14.2 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Syrah, our ‘black beauty’ of the Sta. Rita Hills never fails to deliver a dark rich garnet hue filled with a back palate of earth and spice that makes a statement. With the cool temperatures and ocean fog that we receive, our syrah clusters have a very long hang time. This weather and slow maturation process give gamma balanced notes of white cracked pepper, earthy blueberry, floral notes and Indian spice. A kick of chocolate cherries and slate minerality bring finish to this great ride

Overall Dark, rich & earthy

Mouthfeel Full & persistent

Aromas White cracked pepper, earthy blueberry, floral notes and Indian spice

Awards 90 Wine Enthusiast (2016)

Sustainability Certified Biodynamic t, Certified Organic t, Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t, Minimal Intervention / Augmentation t, Natural Fermentation t, No Sulfites Added t

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Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.


Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.

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