Whitcraft Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is an organic red wine made by the Californian winery Whitcraft Winery in Santa Barbara County with the Pinot Noir variety.
The Whitcraft Winery was set up in 1985 by Chris and Kathleen Whitcraft. In 2007, their son Drake Whitcraft took charge of the project and, following the advice of great wine gurus in California and Australia, he decided to make a typically Central Coast wine that is pure, honest and delicate.
Whitcraft Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir comes from various plots that are influenced by the Pacific Ocean. These vines are planted on sandy, calcareous and clay soils and cultivated using organic agriculture with organic treatments and no chemical products. Finally, the harvest is carried out manually.
In the winery, the Whitcraft Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir grapes are not destemmed and they ferment spontaneously with native yeasts. The wine is then aged for 14 months in used oak barrels. Finally the wine is bottled filtered, clarified and with enough SO2 to stabilise it.
Whitcraft Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is one of today’s emerging wines from the Central Coast of California. A funky, pure and honest red with a Pacific influence.