Wind Gap Trousseau Gris 2017
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Tasting Note:
"Bright, fresh, and clean, with supple yellow & white tree fruits, pronounced floral aromatics, and exotic spices, this California Original is all about having fun and enjoying life with a glass of wine in your hand. Smashable and delicious this 2017 will delight with almost any type of cuisine you can throw at it, or drink it all by itself with a nice view and a friend or two."

The Wine
The 2017 continues the ... read more
Item ID: #29150
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Tasting Note:
"Bright, fresh, and clean, with supple yellow & white tree fruits, pronounced floral aromatics, and exotic spices, this California Original is all about having fun and enjoying life with a glass of wine in your hand. Smashable and delicious this 2017 will delight with almost any type of cuisine you can throw at it, or drink it all by itself with a nice view and a friend or two."

The Wine
The 2017 continues the streak of impeccable quality, which began in 2015 for this bottling. Like the 2015 & 2016 wines before it, this 2017 is a wine that shows the quality of the vintage. For 2017 that means terrific natural acidity, which highlights all of the exotic fruit and the supple and fresh palate feel which makes this wine so versatile. Fermented entirely in concrete this gorgeously playful white is becoming a staple in the finest restaurants around the world for its vibrancy, purity and versatility to pair with a wide variety of foods.

Production Notes
100% Concrete Fermentation, 4-Month élevage in Neutral French Oak and Stainless Steel, Free So2 @ Bottling – 4ppm

The Winery
Wine lovers will know the name Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety. Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful Syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.

Pax was sourcing fruit from a number of different vineyards within northern California. One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season. Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines. He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season. Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began picking at lower sugar levels, and in the mid-2000s created the Wind Gap label as an outlet for his new direction.

According to Pax: “Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California.”

Many of the winery’s vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of grapes. It seems only fitting that the name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping Pax’s wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Wind Gap WinesWine lovers will know the name Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety. Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful Syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.

Pax was sourcing fruit from a number of different vineyards within northern California. One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season. Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines. He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season. Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began picking at lower sugar levels, and in the mid-2000s created the Wind Gap label as an outlet for his new direction.

According to Pax: "Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California."

Many of the winery's vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of grapes. It seems only fitting that the name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping Pax's wines.

Farming Practice: Practicing Organic

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