Donkey & Goat 'GiGi' Syrah Sans Soufre
Notes from Jenny & Francois:
Jared and Tracey Brandt have been making wine naturally in California since the 2003 vintage, they can be seen as pioneers of this style of wine in California. They had just returned from spending the year 2002 in France with famed winemaker Eric Texier, learning everything they could, from winemaking to marketing. Their wines are almost entirely unfined and unfiltered, and the only additive they use is a small amount of sulfur, at bottling. They have their own beautiful winemaking facility located in Berkeley, where they can assure that all their fermentations take place with only their vineyards own wild yeasts.
Notes from the winemaker on 'GiGi:'
Our winemaking philosophy and cellar practices have not changed since we made our first wine in 2003. Our vineyards are farmed sustainably/organic/biodynamic and in our cellar our list of ingredients has never ventured beyond minimal effective Sulphur. We made our first wine from this older block of Syrah planted at 2800’ in 2005. In 2016 we started calling it GiGi in honor of Jared’s mother and the shift in winemaking that lead to a more gulp-able (glou-glou) red wine. We crushed to an open top Taransaud Cuve where it stayed for 13 days with minimal punch down by hand until pressed to a mix of neutral and 1-3 year old French Oak barrels. No need for extended barrel or bottle aging as this wine is a natural beauty.” We added zero Sulphur (sans soufre).
This wine never disappoints as a true natural beauty. Beginning with her tantalizing aromatics of crushed rose petals, lavender, and violet and a deep, dark juicy fruit profile we are led into a glass filled with flavors of blackberry, plum, and a surprising touch of nectarine and white peaches. This wine finishes with the spice you are craving; elegant tannins show off white peppercorn and a touch of sage.
Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $50. We do deliveries Monday through Saturday, and will contact you with specifics after you order. We will text you shortly before we arrive with your delivery. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Wine boxes ordered online by 2pm Monday through Saturday will be available for same-day pick-up by 5pm. Boxes ordered after 2pm will be available the following pick-up day by 5pm.