Los Pilares 2020 'Clarete' Light Red, San Diego County
Item Number: 15411
Sub Region: South Coast
Appellation/AVA: San Diego County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 65% Assyrtiko / 20% Mission / 15% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are foot-stomped and co-fermented on their skins and stems. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The wine is pressed to stainless steel after two days and ages on lees for five months. A small amount of sulfites was added as bottling.
Tasting Notes: Assyrtiko lends structure, acid and grit, while the Mission and Barbera provide a buoyant mix of red and blue berry fruit. This is a lightly extracted red wine with the bones of a serious white. Bright, crunchy and oh so delicious!