Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Vineyards
Today, in part three of our five part roundtable series, Rick, Peter and Wes talk about those incessant comparisons to (gasp!) Burgundy, the wines at hand, varietal character in the wines, and background on the SRH.
A few facts: although the Santa Rita Hills AVA is naturally cool and windy with more of a maritime climate than the Santa Ynez Valley, the fog adds an additional cooling element to the local vineyards. This permits lower temperatures for a longer duration of time, which in turn allows a longer hang time for the fruit – both of which are advantageous for the Burgundian varietals of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Links to todays guests:
Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com
Sponsor: The Beaches of South Walton: www.beachesofsouthwalton.com
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(39:57 min 18 MB)