Lumen 'Escence' 2022

Lumen Escence is an orange wine, meaning that it is a white grape that is treated in the winery like a red grape. We picked our favorite Pinot Gris at Sierra Madre Vineyard a few weeks early, then fermented on the skins for a full 10 days. The resulting wine is full of character: strawberry and peach, piercing & puckering attack, kombucha and kimchi, lime.

Alcohol: 11.0%

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Additional information:

Winemaker: Lane Tanner

100% Pinot Gris
Santa Maria Valley
Sierra Madre Vineyard
Santa Barbara County
SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed

Brix at harvest: 20.8
pH: 3.31
Acidity (TA): .88 g/100 ml
10-day skin contact
Aged 4 months in neutral oak

Bottled: January 18, 2023
Alcohol: 11.0%

Tasting Notes:  Color: Quite possibly the perfect peach/pink hue. What: Call it Rosé, Ramato, Orange Wine or skin contact Pinot Gris.  Nose:  Grapefruit, passionfruit, lemon compote, pear blossom, blanched hazelnut, persimmon.  Palate:  Lemon curd, mango basil, a rounder Escence showing the warmth of the vintage.

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2021 Escence Tech Sheet



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