An atypical Loire Valley varietal grown in California, and this one is worth the find! This is a crisp, mineral-driven wine with captivating brininess. Think, lime leaf and pear, wet stone and sea spray. Pair this wine with oysters on the half shell, sushi or fresh grilled sea food.
Lieu Dit is a partnership of longtime friends Eric Railsback and Justin Willett. The two met in Santa Barbara while Eric was finishing college and Justin was just beginning his career in winemaking. They were among a small group of young winemakers and restaurateurs in Santa Barbara unified by a common interest in wine and all its mysteries.
After countless bottles shared together and many trips to France, Railsback and Willett decided to found Lieu Dit in 2011 and focus it solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc as well as limited bottlings of Melon de Bourgogne, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Each vintage, the quest for purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.
Winery/Producer: Lieu Dit Winery
Grape(s): 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Style: White, dry
Origin: Lompac, Santa Marie Valley, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Vinification: Organic and sustainable farming practices. Grapes are harvested, pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats with native yeasts. Minimal SO2 and Vegan.
Aging: Aged for stainless steel vats.
% ABV: 11.7%