|Affable, generous raspberry and rhubarb aromas from this grape we used to put in the best Gamay.
|Jammy, downhome cheerfulness and light but brash tannins.
|Stainless fermentations and brief time in oak or oxygenated in tank.
|Capable of large scale, economical precision viticulture similar to the factory farms of the Monterey AVA, resulting in rich wines which are quite affordable.
|Although this appellation has sunken river bed to its west which shelters vines from wind, this is reserved for red wines, Valdeguie is grown with the whites on the exposed alluvial fan to the east, gaining richness, ripeness and natural sweetness to its distance from the Pacific and its rocky subsoils.