AmByth Estate believes in producing wines that are made with minimal intervention: letting the wine make itself. We do not use additives or other winemaking gimmicks to manipulate the fruit that comes from our vineyards. Many factors influence that year’s crop, and we want to taste these influences in the wine. We do not fine or filter and we use only native yeasts. We gently foot crush our red grapes and let them set on their stems and skins until full fermentation has taken place. We also strive to produce wines lower in alcohol levels, so that we have drinkable wines which create that magical harmony between wine and food. Wine is a lover of food, it should caress and bring out the very best.
We are proud to make interesting natural wines, wines that definitely tell you you're drinking AmByth wines. As of 2011, all wines are made with Zero Added Sulfites (with the exception of 2011 Red Table Wine, which has 14ppm added). The wines are aged in neutral oak barrels, stainless steel, or terra cota amphoras handmade in Italy.
2014 Priscus -- Just Released!
Grenache Blanc 49%, Marsanne 41%, Viognier 8%, Roussanne 2%
2014 Decorus -- Just Released!
Viognier 61%, Roussanne 17%, Grenache Blanc 12%, Marsanne 10%
Mourvedre 58% / Counoise 19% / Grenache 12% / Syrah 11%
Grenache 66% / Counoise 13% / Mourvedre 11% / Syrah 10%
2011 Venustas -- Just Released!
Sangiovese 54% / Tempranillo 46%
2012 Syrah 100% -- Just Released!
2012 Grenache 100% -- Just Released!
2012 Mourvedre 100% --Just Released!
2012 Playground -- Just Released!
Mourvedre 52%,Grenache 21%,Syrah 18%,Counoise 3%,Roussanne 3%,Carignan 3%
2012 Counoise 100% -- Just Released!
78% Zinfandel, 22% Grenache
2010 Venustas -- Limited!
Sangiovese 79%, Tempranillo 21%
2010 Maiestas -- Limited!
Syrah 54%/Grenache 27%/Mourvedre 12%/Counoise 7%
2013 Roussanne Half Bottle (375ml)
2012 Passito Half Bottle (375ml)
75% Sangiovese, 25% Tempranillo. This passito-style red wine was made from grapes hand-harvested and hung to dry and shrivel for two weeks to concentrate the juice. The wine aged in a 225 liter neutral oak barrel for 24 months before bottling. Initially sweet upon first encounter but surprisingly packed with a balanced acid finish. No added sulfites.
2008 Gran Reserva Artist Series
Tempranillo 50%, Sangiovese 50%. This is the first release of our Gran Reserva estate wine. This wine aged for 25 months in new and used American oak barrels then aged in bottles for more than 36 months before release. It is our sincere desire that you savor our Gran Reserva as much as we enjoyed crafting it. We are pleased to inaugurate this artist's series wine collection with a view of our vineyard painted by Phillip's brother, Mat Hart. Only select vintages will be chosen to produce a Gran Reserva. May the artistry of the painting and the give you a joy of life. 28 cases produced, 12.2% alc by volume. Contains sulfites.