2020 Gamine Pétillant
Applegate Valley AVA
Pop a crown cap and join us for the eighth release of Kate’s apéro-perfect bubbles.
Kate’s personal project, Gamine Wines, celebrates the styles of wine that both she and her mother, Sylviane, love to drink. The Gamine wines highlight some unsung varieties hailing from the traditions of France that Kate now champions and vinifies with her own twists in the Pacific Northwest.
Kate partners with Applegate Valley grower Herb Quady on her Grenache Pétillant, with the fruit coming from the Mae’s Vineyard block. Herb grew up in the family of the famed Quady Winery in California’s Central Valley, and later became the vineyard manager at Randall Graham’s Bonny Doon, before coming north to southern Oregon with his sights on applying organic farming techniques to a region with mostly undiscovered vineyard potential. His Mae’s Vineyard block slopes southeast into the Applegate Valley in what can only be said as one of the prettiest spots we’ve seen in the state. Loamy/clay and marine sediment overlay sits on top of a large granite slab (yes granite!), which makes this a truly distinctive site to work with.
Year after year Kate’s pétillant is a fresh and approachable take on ancestral-style bubbles, melding florality and fruit with vivacity and pure yum.
Vineyard: Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley AVA // Certified Organic