Meet the Winemaker: Chanin Wines

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17 Duke St, Mayfair, London W1U 1DL
27 Mar 2019 18:30:00
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Meet the Winemaker: Chanin Wines

Meet the Winemaker: Gavin Chanin from Chanin Wines

Gavin Chanin is one of the most charismatic winemakers in California. Chanin Wines is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. They focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. The grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.

The vineyards are the focus of all of the wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. They search out old vines, and make wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows them to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California “blockbuster” or “cult” styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking they aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young, but is also age-worthy. All of their vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

Their winemaking philosophy is rooted in representing each individual vineyard by emphasizing balance, finesse, and complexity. They avoid excessive alcohol, and modern winemaking additives (such as commercial yeasts, bacteria, enzymes) that can overshadow vineyard characteristics. They also do not filter the wines or use intrusive wine processing machines. The goal is to grow grapes that are so healthy none of the above is needed.

On the night we will be tasting:

Chanin Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Magnum

Chanin Sanford and Benedict Chardonnay 2016

Lutum Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Chanin Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

Chanin Duvarita Pinot Noir 2014

Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir 2013

Lutum Gaps Crown Pinot Noir 2015

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Meet the Winemaker: Gavin Chanin from Chanin Wines

Gavin Chanin is one of the most charismatic winemakers in California. Chanin Wines is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. They focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. The grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.

The vineyards are the focus of all of the wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. They search out old vines, and make wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows them to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California “blockbuster” or “cult” styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking they aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young, but is also age-worthy. All of their vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

Their winemaking philosophy is rooted in representing each individual vineyard by emphasizing balance, finesse, and complexity. They avoid excessive alcohol, and modern winemaking additives (such as commercial yeasts, bacteria, enzymes) that can overshadow vineyard characteristics. They also do not filter the wines or use intrusive wine processing machines. The goal is to grow grapes that are so healthy none of the above is needed.

On the night we will be tasting:

Chanin Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 Magnum

Chanin Sanford and Benedict Chardonnay 2016

Lutum Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Chanin Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

Chanin Duvarita Pinot Noir 2014

Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Lutum Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir 2013

Lutum Gaps Crown Pinot Noir 2015