P'tit Pape GSM 2020, Paysan

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A true GSM comprised of 56% Grenache, 29% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre. Plenty of luscious fruit — strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries — and a nice aroma of licorice are all brought together with a complex and moderately firm tannic grip. Ian Brand was named winemaker of the year in 2018 by the SF Chronicle because of his commitment to finding great vineyards, making quality wine, but keeping his wines affordable. Great fruit makes great wine, and this is a shining example of that fact!

About the Winery (from the I Brand website)

We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light.

The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.